For Today

Looking out my window I can see the golden dome of Old North church behind the still bare branches of the trees in my neighborhood. Every evening at 6:00 the bells ring for 5 minutes to remind us during this time of quarantine that we are not alone. This week the other churches have joined as well. Even in the cold weather we throw open the doors and windows to hear the joyous sound.

I am thinking of my uncle Jack and the Bible verse that my cousin, Neil read at his graveside service last week. 2 Timothy 4...I have have fought the good fight...

I am thankful that the verse was included in the notes of my bible study this morning. The Bible study verses spoke of measuring our walks to match Jesus, not to fall behind in our faith and not to run ahead with impatience. For some reason remembering the 2 Timothy verse and my Uncle Jack’s life, which was filled with his faith, brought Jesus right to my heart this morning.

One of my favorite things is flowers on the kitchen table. I love to share their beauty as we sit for dinner together and I love to smell them as I eat my lunch. 

I am creating a place for herbs in the back garden.

I am wearing J. Crew blue jeans, a striped white and light blue long sleeved shirt from The Loft and a navy vest from a boutique in my little town. 

I am reading The God of Small Things. My daughter and I are reading it together. It is quite detailed and we have both agreed that it will take us a while to read it. 

I am hoping that my sister’s cortisone shot will begin to work and that she will have some relief from her pain. She has stage 4 colon cancer and she recently had to have surgery to repair a prolapsed mitral valve in her heart. She had radiation back in October which has caused dropped foot and sciatica pain. 

I am learning to let go and let God. It is a continual journey.

In my kitchen there is rice, black beans and broccoli. There is also whole wheat cinnamon raisin bagels with fig and ginger jam. Just now there is coffee....and last night there was Reese cups and dark chocolate with raspberry.

In the school room...I am a toddler teacher at a Montessori school. I’ve been creating videos for the children to watch while they are at home. We will be home until the end of June here! 

In my garden it’s been very cold. We even had snow last week! The herbs that I planted are cold hardy though. They won’t grow very much but they won’t succumb to the frost either. I am ready for warm weather!

Post Script

Shared Quote

There is no end to what we can do together
There is no end, there is no end
The willow turns his back on inclement weather
And if he can do it, we can do it, just me and you

Paul McCartney and Wings

A moment from my day

Closing Notes
All are needed by each one
Nothing is fair or good alone.

~ ~ ~


  1. Enjoyed your Daybook entry today. Thank you for sharing these lovely glimpses of your life and world. Oooo, I would be throwing the windows open to hear the bells. So glad your community is joining with this beautiful gesture.

    I'd be most interested to hear one small thing that stands out for you from that book you are reading with your daughter, The God of Small Things.

    Beautiful daffodil photo. Spring at its best!

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend,
    Brenda xox


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