Christmas, Poems by others, Public Domain, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Mindfulness at Christmas

Thank you to Irene Latham for rallying us to revive our Spiritual Journey Thursday meme, at least this once. We’re invited to reflect on our One Little Word choices for 2017. My 2017 word was / is MINDFULNESS. I am aware that there are psychological and, in some faiths, religious overlays to the word which… Continue reading Mindfulness at Christmas

Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Mindfulness

UPDATE: I am totally blown away! Poetry Friday friend and children's author extraordinaire Tabatha Yeatts has been doing poem / song matchups. Today she matched "Mindfulness," below with some absolutely gorgeous music! Have a listen as you read ... and then pop up here again to enjoy the beautiful scenes that accompany this plainsong chant.… Continue reading Mindfulness

Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Selah

I was intrigued by the word "Selah" when I first saw it on our list of one-little-words a few weeks ago. This will be interesting, I thought. When I started working on Michelle's one little word this week my initial intuition was confirmed. Selah doesn't have a sure meaning. "Selah" by the dictionary is: "An… Continue reading Selah

nature, Personal, Poetry Friday

Savary Island in September

Our weather has turned gorgeous again after a couple of weeks of welcome rain. The last few days remind me of a September holiday we took some years ago. We spent part of it in the area of B.C. called the Sunshine Coast. On that trip we drove the whole highway from Langdale (near Gibsons)… Continue reading Savary Island in September

Religious

A Shalom Blessing

Today is the first day of the new school year in our part of the world. As the day after our last official summer holiday, Labour Day, it definitely feels like an end and a beginning—even for us who no longer go to school or have to brave the commute to work. Today's poem is… Continue reading A Shalom Blessing