What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows? Allow me to continue the tale of my third visit to the Philippines. (Read Part 1 here.) WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH We awoke to the sound of another singing rooster, as faithful as the dawn. Much like the morning before, we packed up camp, had breakfast, said goodbye to our new friends, and were on our merry way by six o’clock. I was hopeful that going down the mountain would prove to be sli
In a house in Texas there lived a young woman. Not a nasty, dirty, boring house, filled with clutter and a dusty smell, nor yet a quiet, bare, plain house with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a house of blessing, and that means comfort. “There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” (Jane Austen) And so begins my story of my third journey to the Philippines. There and back again. THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH When my five o’clock alarm went off, I jumped eage
“Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.” (Sir Walter Scott) res•o•lu•tion (rezəˈlo͞oSHən)
1. A firm decision to do or not to do something.
2. A formal expression of opinion or intention agreed on by a legislative body, committee, or other formal meeting.
decision – determination – resolve – solution I read in the news that the top two New Year’s Resolutions were to lose weight and save money. Cliché you may think, but really
Two weeks ago my husband took me to New Mexico, our beloved wedding state, to celebrate my twenty-fourth birthday. As we drove into Santa Fe a wave of sweet memories flooded my mind. Every year, for the last several years, we have made it a priority to spend at least a weekend in the cool, dry city of Santa Fe. And then of course it is also the place we exchanged vows and our lives were forever changed just a short two and a half years ago. After checking into the hotel we go