Consider // Harmonize in praise

Let the entire universe erupt with praise to God. He spoke and created it all—from nothing to something. He established the cosmos to last forever, and he stands behind his commands so his orders will never be revoked. Let the earth join in with this parade of praise! You mighty creatures of the ocean’s depths,…

To see takes time

“A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower — the idea of flowers. You put out your hand to touch the flower — lean forward to smell it — maybe touch it with your lips almost without thinking — or give it to someone to please them. Still — in a…

Coming home

Coming Home // Photograph by Kim Touchton It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same. Feels the same. Even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you. F. Scott Fitzgerald * Photograph taken as I flew into Tampa after my life-changing trip to Italy and England three years ago today.

Salute

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” – Michael Broadbent Three years ago, I was enjoying an afternoon at a beautiful vineyard in Umbria. Good food, good wine, good company, and gorgeous surroundings! In the midst of a trip through Italy, it was a respite to…

Usseaux

“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

True help

“I look up to the mountains and hills, longing for God’s help. But then I realize that our true help and protection come only from the Lord, our Creator who made the heavens and the earth. He will guard and guide me, never letting me stumble or fall. God is my keeper; he will never…

Reflect

May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears. // Nelson Mandela

Sunset on my mind

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. // Mahatma Gandhi