I have been a bit absent from the blog for the past week or two. I am sorry to confess that there are times when life really distracts me from what I yearn to do! But despite the pressures, problems, appointments, and everything else going on, I have been reveling in the abundant evidence around me each day that God is great and good. I must admit that I am in quite a peaceful and serene place at this point in time — hoping that doesn’t change — but let’s not assume that this is coloring my perception! 😉 I have found quite a bit of joy in the simplest of things of late and perhaps that is (at least in part) the key to inner peace. A breeze. The fireflies gathering in the trees and underbrush. A hummingbird. The jackrabbit attempting to not be noticed. A beautiful sunset. A cool morning. The floorboards under my feet. Time for prayer. The quiet. Looking at me waxing poetic! I am trying to make a practice of simply sitting. Breathing. Looking. Clearing the clutter out of my head and just BEING — for a few moments each and every day. I highly recommend it.