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Pause to Ponder

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.

~ G. K. Chesterton
Do you have a New Year’s resolution that will rejuvenate your spirit. I challenge you to pursue your own happiness!

15 Nov 2013

Pause to Ponder

things of the heart croppedA quote from Anne Morrow Lindbergh regarding the challenges of balance in a woman’s life.

“With a new awareness, both painful and humorous, I begin to understand why the saints were rarely married women. I am convinced it has nothing inherently to do, as I once supposed, with chastity or children. It has to do primarily with distractions. The bearing, rearing, feeding and educating of children; the running of a house with its thousand details; human relationships with their myriad pulls–woman’s normal occupations in general run counter to creative life, or contemplative life, or saintly life. The problem is not merely one of Woman and Career, Woman and the Home, Woman and Independence. It is more basically: how to remain whole in the midst of the distractions of life; how to remain balanced, no matter what centrifugal forces tend to pull one off center; how to remain strong, no matter what shocks come in at the periphery and tend to crack the hub of the wheel.”
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea
Taking the time to read this passage is one way to find some stillness at the hub of the wheel. Savor it!


14 Nov 2013

Pause to Ponder

“I am only one.

But still, I am one.

I cannot do everything,

But still, I can do something.

And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”

~Edward Everett Hale
What one thing will you do today to make a difference?

07 Nov 2013

Pause to Ponder

things of the heart cropped“If women were convinced that a day off or an hour of solitude was a reasonable ambition, they would find a way of attaining it.  As it is, they feel so unjustified in their demand that they rarely make the attempt…The world today does not understand, in either man or woman, the need to be alone…Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone.  The artist knows he must be alone to create; the writer, to work out his thoughts; the musician, to compose; the saint, to pray.  But women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves:  that firm strand which will be the indispensable center of a whole web of human relationships.  She must find that inner stillness which Charles Morgan describes as ‘the stilling of the soul within the activities of the mind and body so that it might be still as the axis of a revolving wheel is still’…This is an end toward which we could strive – to be the still axis within the revolving wheel of relationships, obligations and activities…The problem is how to still the soul in the midst of its activities.  In fact, the problem is how to feed the soul.” 

-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

07 Nov 2013

Pause to Ponder

things of the heart croppedIt’s not complicated.  You are a parent; you have to plan to be available to your children twenty-four hours a day for the rest of your life.”

– Veronique Vienne


06 Nov 2013