Friday, April 18, 2014



"So marred was his look beyond that of man, and his appearance beyond that of mortals." ~Isaiah 52:14

"Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer...Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life." Rev. 2:10

On this good Friday I reflect on the One whom was afflicted without measure, crushed and pierced beyond comprehension...who can understand such love?  I weep, overwhelmed by such pure mercy.

*photo~ Taken by me from the pages of JDL April 2014 issue

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Perpetual Quietness

Eglantyne from our Quiet garden

Humility is perpetual quietness of heart.  It is to have no trouble.  It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me.  It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised;  it is to have a blessed home in myself where I can go in and shut the door and kneel to my Father in secret and be at peace, as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and about is trouble.  {from Rachel Ashwell's book Shabby Chic}

Old English Roses are blooming in our gardens.  Mourning doves gather underfoot, so I paint them.  Piles of new lovely books are everywhere.  Candles are glowing for Passiontide.  
 Lovely spring days...hope you are beholding all its goodness.  

Sea Tidings,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

in the Quiet of the sea...

"To rest my soul in the quiet of the sea..." ~Kerrie Sanderson

"I do not concern myself with great matters, or with things too profound for me.

Truly I have set my soul
in silence and peace." Ps. 131

 I rest in the stillness, where I can breathe... beauty is everywhere.

Sea Tidings,

~in the Quiet~ is my contemplative blog.  It now has a new URL:  The link is also on my sidebar. If you would like to visit.  My postings are similar to what I have been posting here during this Lenten season.  

*photo~ scandinavian sunroom Pinterest