The Whole Picture

I wonder if you might notice anything a little strange about this image? I was in my newly-discovered neighborhood woods on my birthday in January, when I happened on this scene. I was struck by the vibrancy of the seemingly dead surroundings, the deep blue of the pond, the way it mirrored the woods surroundingContinue reading “The Whole Picture”

Tiny Practice: Smell the Flowers

“Flowers grow out of dark moments.” Corita Kent Be sure to take a moment in the next few weeks as the Cherry Blossom-blossoms, the Tulips–sprout, the Daffodils–wander in the wind, or even the lowly Dandelion’s seeds blow away, to smell the flowers of spring. The smell of flowers heals the soul. Marcie Doll

A Little Joy and Encouragement

As you probably know by now, music brings me so much joy in life. And I am open to music of many different genres…I hope that music will always bring me joy as much as the man in the checkered shirt in this video. In some of life’s darkest times, I look to some ofContinue reading “A Little Joy and Encouragement”

The Mission/How Great Though Art

On this Sunday, I share a beautiful combination of two favorites…and different versions. Today, there is much to pray for and I ask you to pray as you listen to music from the late Ennio Morricone, who passed away in July of 2020. Shared by Marcie Doll

A few African Sunsets for Day 3

A Sunset in Zanzibar “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” Samuel Smiles Two sunsets from The Mara Narok, Kenya These photos were shared by Patricia Wu from her ongoing journey to Africa.

Tiny Practice: Who will I help today?

“Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out, and help. Reach out to someone who might need a lift.” Pablo As compassion for others is one focus of area of tiny practices, I am asking you today to reach out to someone who may need help. YouContinue reading “Tiny Practice: Who will I help today?”

Resurrections – again and again on this day

I find my resurrections From dark, lonely, dreary tombs Of fear, separation and loss In the mockingbird that sings joyfully while playing hide and seek in the holly bush. In the thread of a text with beloved sisters who hear my cry. In the empathetic, sympathetic melodies of a piano and strings. In the chitContinue reading “Resurrections – again and again on this day”

Going Home

On this Sunday with a moment of music, I share Yo-Yo Ma playing Dvorak’s Going Home. Yo-Yo Ma is an American of Asian descent. Today, I want to say a prayer of peace for all of those of Asian-descent, who call America, home. In the past year, the rate of hate crimes against Asian-Americans, especiallyContinue reading “Going Home”

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