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What’s Next? From Michael Gott

By on Mar 26, 2015 in Great Links, Great Quotes | 0 comments

This beautiful teaching from Michael Gott starts at “Expect a miracle” and ends with the question “What’s next?” And what a great message throughout! I’m a huge fan of Michael’s music, and his words have come my way at just the right times. Listen to his words and be...

You’re not a sad story

By on Feb 26, 2015 in Great Quotes | 0 comments

“Right now, these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here and I am looking at her and she is so beautiful. I can see it–this one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder, and you’re...

On trees and home

By on Jun 9, 2014 in Great Quotes | 0 comments

When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But...

May 24 – 31 Everyday Inspired

By on May 24, 2014 in Everyday Inspired, Great Quotes, Maria's Blog | 0 comments

May 24 – Carrying loss through normal days I sat at my desk in our bedroom, shuffling through some notes, when my husband came in and asked me a question I can’t now recall. I do remember that our exchange escalated quickly. Rather than argue with me, he stood quietly, let me finish my rant, and asked, “Honey, what’s really going...

Everyday Inspired May 19-23

By on May 21, 2014 in Everyday Inspired, Great Quotes, Movie Musings, Music Musings | 0 comments

May 19 – Monday plans Today is Monday. I’m slow getting started. My feet hurt and there’s that pan in the kitchen that needs scouring, and there are piles of dirty clothes backing up in the laundry room. Sigh. At an earlier time in my life, I would have looked at all this and just felt tired. I’d be thinking: if I can just...

A poverty of attention

By on Jun 4, 2013 in Everyday Inspired, Great Quotes, Maria's Blog, The Creative Life | 0 comments

Lately I’ve been reading the book “Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creativity.” All things I really need to do.  I was absolutely slain by this quote from renowned social scientist Herbert Simon…and he said this way back in the ’70’s! What information consumes is rather obvious:...