Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

To know and to serve God, of course, is why we're here, a clear truth, that, like the nose on your face, is near at hand and easily discernible but can make you dizzy if you try to focus on it hard. But a little faith will see you through. What else will do except faith in such a cynical, corrupt time? When the country goes temporarily to the dogs, cats must learn to be circumspect, walk on fences, sleep in trees, and have faith that all this woofing is not the last word. What is the last word, then? Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweet corn and flowers, through sports, music and books, raising kids — all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through. Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. 
~Garrison Keillor

Monday, December 19, 2011


There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.


Washington Irving

Friday, December 09, 2011

Voting update

We're #33.  WOW, people!!  Eleven hours to go...

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Vote, redux

Vote, vote, vote!!!!!

We were #42 a few minutes ago - thank you for voting and sharing the link!

Friday, December 02, 2011


A charity I'm involved with, Out of the Gray, is in the middle of a contest - the winner receives a $5000 grant.  Here's the link, and we need your vote!  This money would provide care and clothing for sixteen caregiver clients.  There's an awful lot of need these days, what with budget cuts and jobs lost.  Please take a moment and add your voice to the votes - then feel free to forward the link to everyone you've ever met.  (heh)  We sure appreciate your time.  The contest ends on the 9th of December.

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