A mighty view

From his balcony, he looked down over the houses of all his subjects–first, over the spires of the noblemen’s castles, across the broad roofs of the rich men’s mansions, then over the little houses of the townsfolk, to the huts of the farmers far off in the fields.  It was … Continue reading

Match up

She shook her head and laughed. “Glory, sweetie, our hands aren’t a thing alike. But they match up pretty good.” (from Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood) Lovely little reminder that our hands don’t have to be the same to match up well or work together. It’s true in marriage, friendship, and work. … Continue reading

Looking forward to things

“Oh, Marilla, looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them,” exclaimed Anne. “You mayn’t get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them. Mrs. Lynde says, ‘Blessed are they who expect nothing for they shall not be disappointed.’ But … Continue reading


Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo. (from Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne)


I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? (from Anne Of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery) Yes. Octobers. Today was the perfect October day. It was cool and cloudy and full of the warmth … Continue reading

To be forgiven

It gives you a lovely, comfortable feeling to apologize and be forgiven, doesn’t it? (from Anne Of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery) You can expect quite a few Anne quotes this month because fall just puts me in an Anne-ish mood. I thought of this one today because this week at our … Continue reading

No harm

I meant no harm. I most truly did not. But I had to grow bigger. So bigger I got. (from The Lorax  by Dr. Seuss) My family is on a journey, taking baby steps as we go, and our ultimate destination is to live fairly in this world. We have learned a … Continue reading