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F is for Fear

Fear narrows the little entrance of our heart. It shrinks up our capacity to love. It freezes up our power to give ourselves. Thomas Merton, Seasons of Celebration At the root of all war is fear. Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation … and… Continue Reading “F is for Fear”

A is for Advent

In Seasons of Celebration, Thomas Merton reflects on the writings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Saint Bernard spoke of three advents of Christ. The first advent is “that in which He comes to seek and to save the lost.” The third advent is “that… Continue Reading “A is for Advent”

A New Slider

Taking out the door totally opened up the room. Over the years, the room slowly become the repository for everything. I mean, the attic was pretty full and the stuff had to go somewhere. This is an American problem. When we hoed the room… Continue Reading “A New Slider”

Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is … Some of the top Google responses for that are: … a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work, or experiences a creative slowdown. (Wikipedia) …. a myth. (https://janefriedman.com/reasons-for-writers-block/) …often caused by conflicted feelings. (www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers/tips/writersblock/)… Continue Reading “Writer’s Block”


R is for Reading. I spent some time at Laity Lodge with Corrie ten Boom. The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. Rene Descartes

Kindred Spirit

K is for Kindred Spirit and Kindness and a friend whose name begins with K who embodies both of those. I don’t want to embarrass her by saying her name so I’m just posting this embarrassing photograph from a memorable segment of my trip… Continue Reading “Kindred Spirit”