made of earth and stars

Be humble for you are made of Earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.


These are words simple and yet speak to the core of one’s existence.

This is a time when so much has been stripped away. In the clear morning air I sense a connection to some thing greater than life’s hours filled with longing and distraction. 

May you find such a connection. May it renew and encourage you.


from Gratefulness

a slow drink



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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Beams of love

And we are put on earth a little space, that we may learn to bear the beams of love.

William Blake

(Photo from woman talk live)

A necklace of light…

orchid lights




What act of grace will you perform today? What blessing will you embody? We are all, each in our own way, agents of God’s grace. Every day we are given an opportunity to live out that calling, to be a source of mercy or healing or hope for another human being, perhaps even for many people, or even for the Earth we share with every living creature. Our acts, great and small, matter. They are the endless string of grace that encircles our world like a necklace of light. The choices we make, the things we do, turn the wheel of blessing, bringing goodness into being, kindness into life. What act of grace will you perform today?
(Bishop Steven Charleston)