Tag Archives: hope

FMM 1 4 19 A Repurposed Life

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. The old is new again.  On my recent trip to the UK we rode from Bolton, a town nestled in the foothills of the Lancashire Pennines, in to the city center of Manchester.  Rather than driving […]

FMM 1 20 17 Sense of Adventure

“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?”~Dorothy Day.  I once got lost in the fog.  England used to be famous for its fog – ‘pea-soupers’ they used to call them.  Fog so thick you could […]

FMM 11 18 16 Chant a Psalm

“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”~Hans Christian Andersen.   My father was chaplain and teacher of Bible Knowledge at a high school in the heart of Jamaica.  Since the school was founded under the ‘auspices’ of a Christian School, the subject was not Religious Knowledge.  There was no […]

FMM 9 30 16 Hope Springs Eternal

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”~Desmond Tutu. The wonderful thing about being a child is that life is full of mystery and pleasant surprises.  Until life teaches us differently, we awake looking forward to what each new day will bring.  The other day my grandson wanted […]

FMM 5 8 15 Modeling

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” ~Samuel Smiles. It has been an interesting couple of weeks.  During National Nurse’s Week I have been privileged to observe nurses at work from a different perspective, while visiting a brave family member in the hospital.  […]

FMM 5 24 13 Resilience

Let not your heart be troubled.   What a wild week. From tornado wracked Oklahoma to the streets of London, I have not been able to wrap my head around the images on my TV screen. Sometimes you just have to turn away and say, no more. I can’t watch any more. But for the […]

FMM 7 6 12. And death shall have no dominion (Dylan Thomas)

Stories and Funerals I have a friend who is threatening to ‘defriend’ me – she is scared I go to too many funerals, and that it may rub off on her! Unfortunately we have a hard time believing in our own mortality, somehow thinking that we can cheat death. But although funerals are sad occasions, […]