Sunday, June 3, 2012

New Things...

"The little things of life, sweet and excellent in their place, must not be the things lived for; the highest must be sought and followed; the life of heaven must be begun here on earth." 
L.M. Montgomery

The things of this week...

Started my new job at this lovely little shop downtown.

Started out on a gluten-free diet, was actually a lot fun doing the shopping and finding recipes I can get creative with.

Ordered this dress from Modcloth! Can't wait for it to arrive!

Bought the new version of Great Expectations which I hope to watch very soon...

...But as the moment I am headed out to Glacier Natl. Park for a bike ride, have a lovely Sunday!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Walk in the Woods

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see." ~ John Burroughs

Monday, July 11, 2011

A God On His Throne

"Men will allow God to be everywhere but on His throne. They will allow Him to be in His workshop to fashion worlds and make stars. They will allow Him to be in His almonry  to dispense His alms and bestow His bounties. They will allow His to sustain the earth and bear up the pillars thereof, or light the lamps of heaven, or rule the waves of the ever moving ocean; but when God ascends His throne, His creatures then gnash their teeth.And when we proclaim an enthroned God, and His right to do as He wills with His own, to dispose of His creatures as He thinks well, without consulting them in the matter; then it is that we are hissed and execrated, and then it is that men turn a deaf ear to us, for God on His throne is not the God they love. But it is God upon the throne that we love to preach. It is God upon His throne who we trust."
~ Charles Spurgeon


Friday, July 8, 2011

Things I Love About Summer


Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.  ~Sam Keen


"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
— Henry James


"All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world."
— L.M. Montgomery


"Then followed that beautiful season...Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time."
- John Lubbock

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4th, 1776

"Any nation that expects to be ignorant and free," Jefferson said, "expects what never was and never will be." And if the gap between the educated and the uneducated in America continues to grow as it is in our time, as fast as or faster than the gap between the rich and the poor, the gap between the educated and the uneducated is going to be of greater consequence and the more serious threat to our way of life. We must not, by any means, misunderstand that." 

"The year 1776, celebrated as the birth year of the nation and for the signing of the Declaration of Independence, was for those who carried the fight for independence forward a year of all-too-few victories, of sustained suffering, disease, hunger, desertion, cowardice, disillusionment, defeat, terrible discouragement, and fear, as they would never forget, but also of phenomenal courage and bedrock devotion to country, and that, too they would never forget." 

"This is the clearest, most powerful summons yet, TO ALL OF US, to restore the American story to its rightful, vital place in American life and in how we educate our children. It couldn’t be more timely and important." 

~David McCullough

Sunday, July 3, 2011


I have been given much grief about my lack of posting... so here is a post.