Sunday, May 31, 2015


"But when we listen very closely to what our soul needs, 
we fall into what is our birthright; 
to create each moment of our life as honestly as we can."

for the full

enjoy your june.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Sunday, May 17, 2015




risks are part of life,
and we're at the mercy of one every time we start
a new job or a new relationship, go on a journey, 
or even on vacation. don't be so risk-adverse 
that you end impoverishing your experiences,
restricting yourself to comfortable mediocrity.
assess the risks as they take shape in your mind,
then decide which ones to accept.
as the old proverb says,
"the fruits of timidity are neither loss nor gain."
disappointments are preferable to regrets.
~1,001 ways to live in the moment

apple blossoms.
with the added bonus of spider webs.
the multiple colors of green.
look very nice on you spring.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

...BE Still. week seventeen.

Can make stuff magically disappear, 
especially if it’s got a lot of butter & sugar

week seventeen.
{milk and cookies}
good memories.
this photo was taken with my galaxy s6.
at the house that use to be my grandparents.
(now my parents are there.)
where grandma always had cookies.
thanks for the prompt kim.
just BE.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Moms come in all shapes & sizes, but they’re pretty easy to recognize because they’re the ones who teach you stuff all the time about how to be in the world & sometimes that sounds a lot like: chew with your mouth closed, sit still. stand up straight, be polite, Look them in the eye. & sometimes it seems like that sort of thing doesn’t add up to a whole lot. Until the day you feel the soft ache of love in your heart that makes you take care with a friend who hurts or when you look in a stranger’s tired eyes & you stop & smile. Or when you listen to the ABC song for the thousandth time & you laugh & say ‘again’ & suddenly you understand that is the real thing moms do & it adds up to the whole world.

life is about the small things.
that warm your heart.
and make you smile.
happy Mother's day to all the mom's.
but especially to my mama.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

...Be Still. weeks fifteen and sixteen.

...from kim.
 Still life…..
allows us to slow down….see, breathe… think…. 
Perhaps, you might think of your still-life as real-life moments…..

capturing the quiet happening around you…..
Maybe not always… perhaps just now and then…..
Take a break from styling…and simply capture calm.

inner excavation-liz lamoreux

Q:  when i see the ugliness in myself, i do not know how to accept it. i try to avoid it or change it rather than accept it.

A:  well, you do not have to hide it. you do not have to change it. investigate it further. when you see the ugliness in yourself, that is just a preconception. you see it as ugliness, which is still connected with the ideas of "good" and "bad." but you have to transcend even those words, "good" and "bad." you have to get beyond words and conceptualized ideas and just get into what you are, deeper and deeper. the first glimpse is not quite enough: you have to examine the details without judging, without using words and concepts.

 opening to oneself fully is opening to the world.
Chogyam Trungpa

weeks fifteen and sixteen.
{still life, real life}
{sharper focus}
still life.
real life.
is more me.
i stage differently as a rule.
while this course has us bringing stillness in.
staging inside.
my meditation, my stillness.
is found outside.
belly crawling to catch that dandelion wisp mid air.
or waiting for that bee to take flight.
or finding that empty chrysalis that housed new life. 
is found in many forms.
there is not right way or wrong way.
finding stillness.
 just is.
finding stillness is the important thing. always.
just BE.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


“Our life depends on the kind of thoughts we nurture. 
If our thoughts are peaceful, calm, meek, and kind, 
then that is what our life is like. 
If our attention is turned to the circumstances in which we live, we are drawn 
into a whirlpool of thoughts and can have neither peace nor tranquility.” 
~Thaddeus of Vitovnica

let peace and tranquility.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.