Weird? Yes, I Am

I learned two things that have stood me in good stead from Tom Cullinan. He is a monk, Benedictine, one-time of Ampleforth Abbey, and lives in the woods on the edge of Liverpool, his life an abiding witness to simplicity and intercession for the wellbeing of creation. He said, “It’s a good idea to want things other people don’t want.” (from a VERY good post about simplicity here)

I DO seem to want things that
other people don't want.
I'm a little weird, I know.
But, hey!  It's pottery.
It's blue.
And it was only $.50!
How could I say "no"?
Found yesterday while stopping at my currently-favorite-thrift-store
on the way to visit my mother...

"Try to cheer another heart and you will go the nearest way to cheer your own" - Spurgeon
 True in THIS morinng's experience of leading  a hymn sing for residents
of Golden Years Nursing Home.  What an absolute joy--no words accurately describe my heart
at this moment..


  1. Hi Rebecca,
    What Spurgeon said is so true..........glad you had such a fun and joyful time with the Srs. at the home, I really came to love so many of them when my MiL was there too. Some have no visitors
    at all, so sad. So I always tried to talk with them and greet them, and they seemed so happy to
    have some one notice them.
    Your lil pottery vase will probably look great grouped with some other things. Pretty color and unique............
    It seems you must be feeling much better cause you are up and out much more these days.
    Glad to see that!!.

    Have a blessed day my friend,

  2. I like pottery of all kinds and this is pretty! And the Spurgeon quote is pure truth.
    Thinking of you and yours often and keeping you in my prayers.

  3. Thanks for your prayers, Sandy. I'm trying to be diligent with exercises to prepare for knee surgery. It can't come fast enough.

  4. The vase is beautiful....quite unique....reminds me of a crown! Your heart is full because it's so big and giving! I know those sweet older folk were probably feeling the same!

  5. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Every time you set your eyes on this vase let it remind you that God sees you as beautiful and unique, as do your friends. Let's try to do lunch the first week of September.

    1. You've GOT it, Sue! (lunch) And thanks for the kind reminder :).

  6. This is a wonderful post with many meanings! Thanks for sharing...I am pondering this!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)