Monthly Archives: May 2023

Happy Mother’s Day

“For years, while raising children, a mother’s time is never her own, her own needs have to be kept in second place, and every time she turns around a hand is reaching out and demanding something. Hence, a mother raising children, perhaps in a more privileged way even than a professional contemplative, is forced, almost […]

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Hope is in the Mud

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. ~M. Sarton     Fifty empty holes, lining the picket fence of our front yard, lay ahead of me and my mini crew. Fifty holes dug out […]

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