The lilies-of-the-valley are beginning to bloom. My mother loved them, as I’m sure is true of many people. I was just reading poems by Luci Shaw, and I shared her books with Mom too. I remembered a marble cross necklace my mother had. She gave me permission to wear it to high school, over 40 years ago. And I lost it somehow and never found it. My mother was so kind. She pictured God’s love for me in many ways, including the keeping of material possessions in perspective.
lilies-of-the-valley fragrance of forgiveness memories of love
Years and years ago, I remember speaking in front of groups. My best advice is to prepare well and practice.
I pray the Psalms aloud and read from poetry books and journals aloud. This is a good way to learn. And our posts reach many people over time, and I proofread carefully. Then when I reprint a Bible verse or poem, I read again. A quiet life for me now.