Life is Grace

Seeking the Blessings in the Chaos. Writing and Photography.

You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only YOU can do it, and you must.  Seth Godin  N.B. All textures used are from the 2 Lil’ Owls Collection. You may purchase these marvelous textures through the link on the sidebar. 🙂

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. –Laura Ingalls Wilder I find it interesting that the older I get the truer this is! A small bouquet of tulips, a letter from a friend, my husband’s dimples, snuggles from my cocker spaniel, crabapple blossoms in early May…it really …

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“Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes
Wherein our Savior’s birth is celebrated
The bird of dawning singeth all night long:
And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad,
The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike,
No fairy takes nor witch hath power to charm,
So hallow’d and so gracious is the time.”
Shakespeare, Hamlet

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January 2, 2015

Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are hidden moments and life itself is grace.

Fredrick Buechner

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May 24, 2014

Spring

May 12, 2014


If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring. (Victor Hugo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Do April Snowstorms Bring?

April 4, 2014


Apparently, they bring spring?! We woke up to almost 10″ of wet, heavy snow, dreary gray skies, and more snow coming down. Yet by noon or so, the snow had stopped, and the sky had turned a beautiful blue. Tonight, as I type this, I can hear the steady drip-drip of melting snow from the roof over the back door, which is partly open, it’s so warm–38 degrees is a veritable heat wave here in Minnesota, after months submerged in the polar vortex!

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want–oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it makes your heart fairly ache, You want it so! (Mark Twain)

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