“Do not seek to be regarded as somebody, don’t compare yourself to others in anything. Leave the world, mount the cross, discard all earthly things, shake the dust from off your feet.”
— St. Barsanuphius
“Let anger be guarded against. But if it cannot be averted, let it be kept within bounds. For indignation is a terrible incentive to sin. It disorders the mind to such an extent as to leave no room for reason. The first thing, therefore, to aim at, if possible, is to make tranquility of character our natural disposition by constant practice, by desire for better things, by fixed determination.”
— St. Ambrose, p.279 excerpt from A Year with our Church Fathers
Today me and my favorite peeps (Dad, hubby and niece) exercised our 1st amendment rights marching on the streets of Philly to hold our so-called president accountable. He works for WE THE PEOPLE now and we DEMAND to see his tax returns. If he’s got nothing to hide why not show us then? After all he did state on camera that he would! but we all know the real reason he won’t. #liar #cheat #fraud #traitor #corrupt
Another beautiful spring day kayaking at one of my favorite spots. Click here for park details.
It got up to almost 80 degrees here in South Jersey today, a little windy but the sun was shining bright and the sky was as blue as could be. I had been waiting to take the ol’ boat out for months and today didn’t disappoint.
That saying is on a little plaque given to me by Grandmom and it’s so fitting. We are happily settling down (finally!!??) in our cute, little home, and God-willing, our forever home, after moving so many times over the past few years. And just in time for spring and planting flowers, herbs, and of course GOURDS! Hope we get a good crop like we had down in North Carolina. At least living in rural south Jersey feels like living down south, but we’re still in my beloved state of New Jersey!
My little gourd patch
Our backyard friends, the house finch