Thursday, October 31, 2013


This is the only day of the year it is acceptable to go door-to-door begging for chocolate.
Seize the day.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In life...

"You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness." 
–Julia Roberts

In fact...

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

When children are present, remember...

You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come.” 
~Charles Spurgeon

Saturday, October 26, 2013


“Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.”
~Doris Mortman

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Worth hearing twice...

“You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.”
~Mary Tyler Moore

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Getting what you want...

“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”
~G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
~Bertrand Russell

Monday, October 21, 2013

Remember this week...

"We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Remember on Sunday...

"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."
~Spoken by Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

National pastime...

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. 
And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.”
~George Will

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hooray for fall!

Autumn is a season of change. 
What needs to fade from your life to prepare you for the new life you long to find?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall at last...

“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
~Rainbow Rowell

Monday, October 14, 2013

A new week...

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday reflection...

Last week, while on vacation in New York City, we stayed in a hotel just off Times Square in the heart of the theatre district.  Across from the entrance to our hotel stands the Barrymore Theatre.  Currently a play is running there starring Daniel Craig (the current James Bond) and his real-life wife, Rachel Weisz.  The play just recently opened and is already a major hit on Broadway.  Each night, crowds of people were standing on the sidewalk following the show just hoping to get a glimpse of the stars.  Security guards and limousine drivers had roped off an area to allow the stars to get to their cars without being mobbed by the crowd.  People stood ready to snap photos and to shout out at the actors as they emerged from the building.  The crowd was heavy with anticipation - just looking for a passing view of the celebrities as they exited the theatre.
The scene outside the Barrymore stands in stark contrast to the way Jesus made His entrance into the world.  Born in a wayside stable to a young virgin and her betrothed husband no one would have known about Jesus’s birth if it were not for the announcement of the angels to the shepherds.  No crowds attended Him; just barnyard animals and His loving parents, yet the arrival of Jesus will be remembered when every actor of every age is forgotten.  Celebrity is fleeting, but the name of Jesus continues to inspire men and women thousands of years after His brief life on earth.  We must be careful not to get caught up in the news of the moment and miss the news of a lifetime.  Jesus and our relationship with Him will stand when all else fades away.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Have a great Saturday (even if you are not in New York City)!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Favorite month!

"I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
~Anne of Green Gables

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


"Home is the nicest word there is."
~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Coming home...

"Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need."

Monday, October 7, 2013

Autumn in New York...

“Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”
~Nora Ephron

Sunday, October 6, 2013

On Sunday...

"For me, New York is comfortable, not strange."
~Karl Lagerfeld

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday in the Big Apple

"I get out of the taxi and its probably the only city that in reality looks better  than on the postcards, New York."
~Milos Forman

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013