Tag Archives: mountains

FMM 5 22 2020 Sheet Lightning

“It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” ~ Frederick Douglass. The first time I returned to visit Jamaica after a thirteen-year hiatus, I spent a lot of my time gazing, staring out at mountain vistas, rumpled […]

FMM 10 19 18 Night Vision

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi. My father loved words.  Until dementia stole his cognitive sharpness he would read for hours, do obscure crossword puzzles, play Scrabble with my mother.  Like some of us on Facebook, he would become annoyed by little […]

FMM 8 4 17 The Resilient Spirit

“Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you’ve got all the answers, then don’t call what you do ‘faith.’”~ Brene Brown. I could never handle being teased as a child. Maybe it was because I was the youngest, first of five, then later of six.  And of course, those who love to tease do […]

FMM 12 26 14 Old Memories, New Growth

FMM 12 26 14 Old Memories, New Growth “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” ~Napoleon Hill. I went for a Christmas Day walk in Wales yesterday and thought about pain. The walk begins with a steep climb (for those who know Chapelton, Jamaica, think of Salem Hill going on for a […]

FMM 4 4 14 Thin Places

FMM 4 4 14 Thin Places “Heaven and earth, the Celtic saying goes, are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter.” ~ Eric Weiner.   Considering that I have long been a fan of all things Celtic (an ancient Indo-European tribe that wandered from East Europe as far as […]

FMM 1 10 14 Sensational!

“Open your eyes, and look within.”~ Robert Nesta Marley (aka ‘Bob’)   What a distracted society we have become.  We are no longer satisfied with doing things one activity at a time.  For some reason we feel inadequate, lazy, or incomplete when we focus on one single thing.  The generation coming up are experts at […]

FMM 11 20 12 Sun rise, Moon set

They say you can never go home again. That the past is gone, and if you hope to recapture it by visiting the places of your childhood you will be disappointed. I am not so sure about that. Yesterday I was blessed to be able to visit once more the town (or is it a […]

FMM 7 27 12: To be a Pilgrim

Good Friday Morning Family! This morning I am blessed to be writing this message from the beautiful island of Jamaica, listening to the early morning calls of the birds up in the mountains. It seems only fitting that I borrow some of my father’s words (the Rev. Pearce Jones, for any readers who may not […]