Lisa Richey

Lisa Richey

A day to wake up and count your blessings. No one can name the way you are blessed better than you.

Like the adage – ‘the grass is always greener on the other side.’ – people can look at you and list the blessings they see or think they understand but you are the only one that can count the blessings you hold deep within your heart.

Wake up and begin this day grateful for all of that makes your life richer and brings you joy. This is a list that only you can make.

A new day – may it reveal all the things that brings joy and gratitude into your life.

a moment of grace…

(I have been touched and distressed by the unrest in this world. When I woke this morning I remembered this quote and wanted to share it – again. With gratitude)

Carrie's Bench

(Blue Heron by Isaac Bignell, 1959-1995, Canadian Cree artist)

(Blue Heron by Isaac Bignell, 1959-1995, Canadian Cree artist)


“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.” Wendell Berry

we live in a time with the sound of the slightest night noise can awaken our hearts with worry. No one knows what to expect – bombarded with news, repetitive and…

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Love of a mother

Mother's cupboard - out of the darkness comes light (Celtic)

Mother’s cupboard – out of the darkness comes light (Celtic)

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Actions in a broken world…


A broken globe
Come and fill our hearts with Your peace
A world in pieces
A broken heart
A heart in pieces
Come and fill our hearts with Your Love
There can be beauty in what is broken
And when the heart is broken many new things may fall in
Sending love to all who weep today
Sending healing prayers for all who feel broken
May we reach out and touch someone in need …

Mark Bozzuti-Jones (photo and text)

This world is broken. As anger and fear raises in volume, I reflect on a saying passed down for many generations. “Actions speak louder than words.” In this moment we have a choice. We can retreat in fear or step-out in faith to offer hope. We can give in to despair or reach out with kindness. Initially these actions may feel foreign as we work to move through our own fear and despair. Yet one act of kindness can draw out another, until the sounds of anger and fear are calmed by the echoes of care and compassion.

“Actions speak louder than words.” – for the sake of this broken world, let us choose to act in love.