Thursday, May 21, 2009

Teresa of Avila

I don't claim to know anything about Teresa of Avila.  (I could learn something I guess......) but I discovered this poem and because it struck a cord with me, I would like to share it....


Just these two words He spoke changed my life,
"Enjoy me."
What a burden I thought I was to carry-- a crucifix, as did He.
Love once said to me,
"I know a song.  Would you like to hear it?"
And laughter came from every brick in the street and from every pore in the sky.
After a night of prayer, He changed my life when He sang,
"Enjoy me."

....... I seem to be reminded at various levels, in different ways to live in the moment, seize the day, enjoy God. 

Saturday, May 9, 2009


We  drove around the country side last night and I am continually surprised at our surroundings.  I guess we live on the "prairie" but somehow, after living in the dry land of eastern Alberta, this seems like amazing topography.  There are coulees and valleys, creeks and sloughs, steep banks, rolling hills.  We watched the geese, the ducks, listened to the meadow lark.  Mind you, we still found banks of snow and it is almost the middle of May!
I really do love living here and am so thankful for not only our "home" but our life.  We mused about "what would it be life for us if we had not moved here 9 years ago"....... and the conclusion was that we have new life in more ways than one.
My response is thankfulness.  I wish I knew how to best express that gratitude.... I am glad God can see my heart.....