It’s a sweet thing to sit quietly in the early-morning darkness



“It’s a sweet thing to sit quietly
in the early-morning darkness
and talk to God for a while.
It’s amazing what you gain from the conversation…”

~ Richelle E. Goodrich





Text & image credit: Welcome Home


Morning Offering…


Morning Offering…

I place on the altar of dawn:
The quiet loyalty of breath,
The tent of thought where I shelter,
Waves of desire I am shore to
And all beauty drawn to the eye.

May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,
To risk being disturbed and changed.

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more”

.~John O’Donohue





Artist~Daniel Gerhartz
Text & image source: Moonlight Serenade

Before you go out into the world,


“Before you go out into the world,
wash your face in the clear crystal of praise.
Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness.”

~ Charles Spurgeon ~






Text & image source: Welcome Home

With the first gleam of morning rays . . .


“With the first gleam of morning rays
the garden is a prism of a thousand hues
refracted in tiny dots of crystal dew
a dazzling quilt of millefleur colors
covering the sleeping flower beds.”

– Duane Michals







photo credit:
Text & image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees

And now a new day lies before us,


And now a new day lies before us,
like paths of pure white snow –
be careful how you tread and go,
for every step you take will show…
May your day be filled with Miracles.
And may our eyes and hearts be open
to notice and appreciate each one…





Text & image source: Welcome Home

. . . the present moment of innocent bliss.


“When in these fresh mornings I go into my garden before anyone is awake,
I go for the time being into perfect happiness. In this hour divinely fresh and still,
the fair face of every flower salutes me with a silent joy. . . .
All the cares, perplexities, and griefs of existence, all the burdens of life
slip from my shoulders and leave me with the heart of a little child
that asks nothing beyond the present moment of innocent bliss.”

~ Celia Thaxter






Image “Calla lilies” by Red Zena
Text & image source: ॐ Nature Heals, Nature Reveals ॐ

May I be a blessing to someone this day…


“Hello, sun in my face.
Hello You who made the morning and spread it over the fields… Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness,
in kindness.”

~Mary Oliver







One of my favorite Artists~Betsy Pease Gutmann
Text & image source: Rest in the Arms of Angels