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In the House of Healing

Do not be afraid’, said Aragorn… Then Aragorn laid his hands on Merry’s head, and passing his hand gently through the brown curls, he touched the eyelids, and called him by his name. And when the fragrance of athelas stole through the room, like the scent of orchards, and of heather in the sunshine full…


Thankful Thursday: Made it Through

Sorry for the lateness of this post.  I underwent a procedure this morning  and foolishly thought I could post something right after.  Here I am nine hours later, still in pain (at least a lot less than before) and lying in bed.  I am reusing one of my favorite pictures as well. I am so…



First let a little love find entrance into your hearts, and the rest will follow. St. Philip Neri Today I am thankful for the season of Lent – the real love story.

Thankful Thursday: The Little Things

Though not life-threatening, my health has been an issue this past week with a trip to the ER then another trip to urgent care and now it’s trips to different doctors. I am finding it hard to be grateful.  In fact, I am quite anxious. However, looking back at my week, I realize that in…

Thankful Thursday: Health

The best six doctors anywhere And no one can deny it Are sunshine, water, rest, and air Exercise and diet. These six will gladly you attend If only you are willing Your mind they’ll ease Your will they’ll mend And charge you not a shilling. – Quoted in “The Health Club” in School Life, Vol.…

Solitude in the Silent Snow

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. ~Ruth Stout Inspired by the weekly photo challenge:…