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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Seeking Sabbath



He has told you, O man, what is good;

and what does the Lord require of you

but to do justice, and to love kindness,

and to walk humbly with your God?

~ ~ ~ fancy offering, no new clothes, no perfect house, no lovely family,

no expensive car, trimmed yard, no happy marriage, no great job...

compares to what God tells us is good:

doing justice, loving kindness, walking humbly with him.

It is only by falling to our knees that our hearts can truly be lifted. 

In the morning I go to the porch and I look out over the beauty that astounds me

and when I pray I ask God to show me the way 

to a pure heart, a loving heart, a humble heart, 

Friday, 21 July 2017

21 July

The geraniums on the porch are in riotous bloom!

So sweet and old fashioned and pretty.

I took the ferry into work a few times this week!

I work in Boston and it takes about 40 minutes to get there by sea.

I'm not sure what kind of bird this is.

It was on top of one of the channel markers in the sound.

The folks next door take a walk together in the mornings before work.

I can hear snippets of their conversation as they walk past my window

on their way back home.

It warms my heart.

Mornings are lovely out on the porch

with a cup of tea

gentle sea breeze 

seagulls calling out to one another as they breakfast

all the air warming up around me

scented with geraniums, roses, and the quiet Atlantic

Thursday, 20 July 2017

the commuter ferry

I took the ferry into work on Monday....
it was a pretty sweet ride.

This week I didn't have to work till 8:30 instead of 8:00 on Monday and Thursday!

The ferry arrives on the waterfront aquarium at 8:20 

which leaves me a scant 10 minutes to make it 

to the Bowdoin station....

I may even be enjoying the sweet ocean breezes as you are reading this!

Monday, 17 July 2017

17 July

the good 

 My mum and I went out to breakfast on the harbor.

It was lovely here on Sunday morning after a few days of chilly weather.

the random

48 Joy Street

Beacon Hill, Boston

the fun

I hit the beach extra early yesterday while waiting for my husband's train.

A bit of Chia tea and my camera.... 

and some editing time on the porch when I got home.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Seeking Sabbath



If we live by the spirit, let us also keep in step with the spirit.

It's easy to talk the talk but can we walk the walk?

Sometimes in the early morning, I walk Revere beach while I wait for my husband's train

to come into the station. You can see the rather tiny sort-of an island 

where we live on the horizon.  

Those who know of such things put up beach fences

to keep the world from tramping over God's little birds in their nests.

But, the wind and the waves knock them over as the season progresses.

After a while it can be difficult to decipher which side of the fence

our steps are falling on....

The line between the world and the spirit

is twisted and curved and fallen down in spots

and beaten and battered

and shifted sometimes so slightly that you hardly even notice...

We must be constantly testing ourselves, 

examining our hearts, seeking wisdom.

I love Galations.

I love the way Paul opens our hearts and our minds

not without a firm hand,

and yet gentle and subtle enough so that it seeps in 

like the light from a candle or a sweet song

it turns me back to the humbleness of where I should be.

Because God is so powerful

I fall to my knees to ask for forgiveness for my haughty ways 

and feel my steps lighten and become filled with joy as I redirect them.


Monday, 10 July 2017

10 July

the fun


Saturday I went to visit an old friend at a family gathering

there's nothing like a swing on a porch

and a summer afternoon with your peeps...

 the good

Joey spent an extra night with us

and in the morning we went out to breakfast

the random

Joe's train was late coming in to Wonderland one morning

which gave me a chance to take some pictures along the beach pavilions

before things got too crowded

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Nana's Joy

Verne and I had a bit of a cuddle on the front porch rocker.

It's a pretty sweet gig.

Bonnie kept telling me I could put him down in the pack-n-play

but I just kept on rockin'

It's a nana thing....

Monday, 3 July 2017

03 July

the good

Jack's wicked awesome birthday cake

welcome to the world of teenagers!

the random

apples and cheeses

on the porch of an afternoon

the fun

they call me baby driver...

I have no idea where he's taking me

but I am enjoying the ride!


Saturday, 1 July 2017

seasons of a simple spirit



Jack's birthday cake



from the womb - my beautiful first grandchild


summertime fare

an impromptu picnic on the porch


my daughter's baby shower

and my favorite birds



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