The Act of Forgiveness

“Forgiveness multiplies and melts rigid postures. Try again and again with self-forgiveness. Be the kind of parent to yourself you may not have had.” Sark Forgiveness has always baffled me! Perhaps it is because a blanket declaration of “I forgive” has rarely worked, or maybe it is just not in my terrier nature to forgive…

The Reward of Patience

“The reward of patience is patience.”  That, supposedly, is a direct quote from the illustrious St. Augustine (354-430), who is also quoted as saying, “Patience is the companion of wisdom”. The virtue of patience must have been much on his mind that he wrote so much about it. Probably dealing with all the theologians of…

bluegardenia4 on “Following”

I am learning to “Follow” blogs on WordPress. This however, takes considerable time and patience to cull through the lengthy list of bloggers and choose whom to spend time with over days and weeks, as if having moved to a new town one sets out to meet like-minded friends. In real time I am more…

Ode to Winter

[Seamus Reflects] We are caught in the between times when winter gives a few belches of snow before settling in for the spurt of growth. As the ice melts there is brown everywhere with a few mounds of dirty white like prehistoric glaciers from the first snow fall back in November. This is a different…