Category Archives: Musings

A portrait photograph of Edith Hamilton as she works on her writing, glancing at the photographer.

Our Sanctuaries: Finding Edith Hamilton

“We have many silent sanctuaries in which we can find a breathing space to free ourselves from the personal, to rise above our harassed and perplexed minds and catch sight of values that are stable, which no selfish and timorous preoccupations can make waver, because they are the hard-won and permanent possession of humanity… Continue reading →

A standing bulb of dried garlic, the loosening sheaths of the cloves in clear relief

Surprise Harvest

This is a guest post by Jeanne Allie.

This afternoon, I was preparing the bed to plant my garlic. I plant my garlic in the late fall; in late winter or early spring, before the snow has even finished melting, we’ll see the little green spears thrusting themselves through the soil…the first green of the season. So, my fall garlic planting is truly a treat I plan ahead for myself, to welcome all of us into spring after the long dreary winter. Today, God had another kind of surprise in store for me Continue reading →

A clear view of the Woodstock Campus from afar

In the Heart, Valentines Day 2016

Reflecting on my memories and feelings for someone, I wanted to call ______ and say, “There is always a room in my heart for you.”

Not room in my heart. Not a space. But, an actual room, a place.

Is this what is meant by that idea, expressed by that beautiful idealist, “My Father’s mansion has so many rooms” ?

Reflecting further, I see that for everything, each and all that I have ever touched in open love, a room in my heart has been created.

How many rooms we each have in our heart!

They can be for places too.i

It was a few years ago when this line of thinking began surfacing softly in me. As a child I had spent a few years in the Himalayas.

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Calling Your Muse

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Green Mountains under rising Fog, VT, USA Gandhi’s Birthday, 2016

There are gentle thoughts that come

to each, during a day

To take us further,

make us broader,

deeper, maybe wiser,

on our way

These are mine, I post them here

To find my Loves, both far and near

And if such musings come to You

Do let me know, too.