Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My script of joy, immortal diet,
y bottle of salvation.
My gown of glory, hopes true gauge,
And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

~Sir Walter Raleigh

A hiker, walking for pleasure, likes to choose between several alluring trails.
The pilgrim desires only the road that leads home.

~Frank W. Boreham

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


"Seek to cultivate a buoyant,
joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life."
~Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910)

It is all too easy to play the silly goose.
I'm a natural at this.

This Day, however my heart desires to strive,
to seek buoyancy and joy.

This Day hopefully, there will be a fresh alertness,
a noticing of the 'crowded kindnesses' midst the crowd and press of the ordinary.

The daily blessings of our God are boundless, continuous.

I don't want to miss them This Day.