Rest. What a wonderful word. It brings with it feelings of relaxation and refreshment; a chance to renew the spirit and bring a freshness back to the old routines of life. Many of us look forward to periods of rest so we can separate ourselves from the everyday mundane pace of work and enjoy some … Continue reading A sabbath rest
"To be good is to be in harmony with oneself. Discord is to be forced to be in harmony with others." ~Oscar Wilde, In Conversation These last few days in Virginia have been a nightmare. After several warm, beautiful days, a front pushed its way into the state bringing with it much cooler temperatures and … Continue reading The energy sapping reality of anger
"...there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more … Continue reading Paul’s thorn and the wounded warrior
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNohDegnaOQ I stumbled upon this video while doing some research on the elements of gothic literature and it gives a great overview of the basic gothic motifs. A wonderful introduction to the genre for those who are not too familiar with its origins and history. Enjoy!