“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.”

–Mary Davis

I marvel at seeing a Willow tree but covered with snow makes it magnificent, just like the name of Jesus.  In calling His name takes away sin.  What can be wanting of us when He calls us saying:

Come, see and stay

Those who call out this holy name trust everything to God will eventually see everything resting in God’s hand.

Come, see and stay – Yes, Lord – but to stay with Jesus is our choice.

“So let all men know that the Name of Jesus is healing, fruitful and glorious.  Truly, the righteous seek joy and life and they find it in Jesus, whom they loved.”

–Richard Rolle

May you always be blessed with answering the call of ‘come, see and stay’ with Jesus.

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Observing small marvels in nature unleashes creativity and deepens humility — both of which are shown to nudge us out of a rut by making life feel fresh again.”

–Jami Grich


Connect with water

Let new grass tickle your feet

Look up at the stars

When was the last time the world hinted at you to continue doing your to-do list?  To think that going outside for a break is unproductive.  Wrong.

Getting out in nature seems to relax the brain’s frontal lobes and relieve attention fatigue.

–Phil Stieg, MD

What is true, is that nature gives people a moment to reset and quash anxiety, which is called “soft fascination.”  For instance, star gazing will calm worries and reduce cortisol.  Hearing water gurgle melts tension and lifts mood.  Walking barefoot improves the immune system.  Best of all is wandering into sunshine and focusing on nature’s wonders which will improves sleep quality.

It can all happen in spending just 15 minutes outdoors.

I wish you this well-being.

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Are you ready for November?

“In November, the smell of food is different.  It is an orange smell.  A squash and pumpkin smell.  It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog.  Food is better in November than any other time of the years.”

–Cynthia Rylant

This new month we honor the saints and those gone before us, and chrysanthemums adoring front porches.  The wind sounds eerie, so say the prophets trumpeting a shift in the universe.  We wear fluffy flannels to protect us from the chill.  Sip hot cider or Gluhwein.  Then comes Thanksgiving day where no one diets. The lakes frozen, woods are naked, the meadows are brown and very few blooms exist.  Chimney stacks bellow grey smoke up the barren trees.  Days are real short and dark, but with great expectancy for a snowy Christmas and frosty windshields.

I’m ready!  It is time to enjoy the stillness and beauty of Winter. 

Are you ready?