Monday words for the Soul~April 28~Today


by Mary Oliver

Today I’m flying low and I’m
not saying a word.
I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.

The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.

But I’m taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather.
I hardly move though really I’m traveling
a terrific distance.

Stillness. One of the doors
into the temple.

“Today” by Mary Oliver from A Thousand Mornings. The Penguin Press, 2012.



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Monday Words for the Soul~April 28

Behold, my friends, the spring is come: the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love! ~ Sitting Bull




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This Weekend~April 25~Wag Your Tail

Midweek Question~Is it Time for a Time-Out?

The world will give you that once in a while, a brief time-out; the boxing bell rings and you go to your corner, where somebody dabs mercy on your beat-up life. ~Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

time out Sue Monk Kidd

 This week’s question: Is it time for your to give yourself a much needed, nurturing Time-Out?


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Monday Words for the Soul~April 21~After the Hunt

Repurpose what is cracked

Life is like the day after Easter…it is best to re~purpose what is cracked :)


Life is like the day after Easter…it is best to re~purpose what is cracked  :)~Because of Grace, He re~casts and re~purposes what we’ve cracked and lets The Light in.


Happy Monday!



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The Pine Trees Know When It Is Easter

The Pine Trees know when it is Easter .

The pine trees start their new growth weeks before Easter .

If you look at the tops of the trees two weeks before Easter, you will see yellow shoots.

As the days get closer to Easter Sunday, the tallest shoot will branch of and form a cross.

By the time Easter comes around, you will see that most of the pine trees will have yellow crosses on all of the tallest shoots.

He is risen. ~ Matthew 28:6





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This Weekend~It is Good Friday Because of Grace

Good Friday–an Echo from a past post and a past journal:

Been trying to write about Beauty all week for Be Gentle Be Love.
This week has been a wreck for me. The tears kept coming. I was in panic.

And my trusted friend reminded me.
“It is Passion Week”, he said.
The last holiday in my “what was” was Easter of last year.
Maybe last Easter was the last holiday before your diagnosis.
Or before your loss. Or before your pain.
In the time of “what was.”

His Sacrifice Still Is.

There is beauty in His sacrifice. You may say you do not understand it and to that I reply, “good for you!” Because if understanding distances you from the Beauty of Passion Week and His unselfishness and in any way allows you to maintain controlled manageability, I would not want that for you.

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me will save it. ~ Luke 9:24

Keeping eyes fixed above

Angel Picture in Bryant Park, New York, Helen Teague

Angel Picture in Bryant Park, New York, Helen Teague



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