Thursday, May 6, 2010

Snapshot ~ May morning

I am reading: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion

I am listening to: Howard Shore’s “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” soundtrack

I’ve been watching: a male cardinal bring food to his mate sitting on her nest

I am thankful for: good friends, my work and WV sunrises...

I am smelling: Fred Soll’s Piñon incense

I am praying for: my niece to be healed of cancer and God’s grace to be evident in me

I have discovered: that simple acts of humility* can remove the sting of conflict

I am thinking: that I really should make an effort to hike and catch a sunrise more than once a year...

Some favorite things: listening to our son tell his grandpa about his homerun, watching our daughter swing beneath the pine tree and smelling the home cooked meal my husband made

* I take quite literally Jesus' example of washing his disciples feet and practice this in my home on occasion for my children and husband. As an act of service and humility, it really brings home for me the wise words of St. Anthony:

"I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning,

"What can get through from such snares?" Then I heard a voice saying to me,

"Humility" ."

Last, but certainly not least...Congratulations to John of PA for being the winner of my first book giveaway! I hope it will be the first of many such drawings. Thanks to all of you who responded.


Tess Kincaid said...

And what a beautiful snapshot it is.

(oops, I see I am too late for the drawing...darn)

GretchenJoanna said...

What does this Latin mean, on your profile page? Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit

Happy Mother's Day!

E.B. said...

Enjoyed that post.

amy said...

Glad to read your comments ~ Willow, I hope you'll enter the next drawing; I plan to have several this year.

The phrase translates, "Bidden or Not Bidden, God is present". I originally discovered this via artwork and reading that this particular phrase was carved over the doorway of the famous psychologist, Carl Jung. It's fitting for my worldview ~ in short!

E.B., it's great to hear from you! miss ya!

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