Wednesday, March 28, 2012


The past week or two we have enjoyed different sightings of both a male and a female White Bellied Sunbird on our Salvia leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage). 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Father-Son Time

A few days ago the boys and I took a long walk together.  It was a beautiful fall day and we enjoyed our time together.  The boys found a large rock and had fun jumping off the top while I took pictures. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Pure Heart

Take a few minutes to meditate on this quote!

“Now what is a pure heart?  It is, as we have said before, a heart which finds its whole and only satisfaction in God, which relishes and desires nothing but God, whose thoughts and intents are ever occupied with God, to which all that is not of God is strange and jarring, which keeps itself as far as possible apart from all unworthy images, and joys and griefs, and all outward cares and anxieties..."  Johannes Tauler (c. 1300 – 1361)

I think I'll also include a poem by Tauler.

What Thou Art To Me
As the bridegroom to his chosen,
  As the king unto his realm,
  As the keep unto the castle,
  As the pilot to the helm,
  So, Lord, art Thou to me.
As the fountain in the garden,
  As the candle in the dark,
  As the treasure in the coffer,
  As the manna in the ark,
  So, Lord, art Thou to me.
As the ruby in the setting,
  As the honey in the comb,
  As the light within the lantern,
  As the father in the home,
  So, Lord, art Thou to me.
As the sunshine to the heavens,
  As the image to the glass,
  As the fruit unto the fig-tree,
  As the dew unto the grass,
  So, Lord, art Thou to me.