A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year. Oh, … Continue reading Happy Spring!
How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!
SIXTY YEARS AGO, up among the New Hampshire hills, lived Farmer Bassett, with a houseful of sturdy sons and daughters growing up about him. They were poor in money, but rich in land and love, for the wide acres of wood, corn, and pasture land fed, warmed, and clothed the flock, while mutual patience, affection, and courage made the old farmhouse a very happy home. Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
“Jane,” he (Mr. Rochester) recommenced, as we entered the laurel walk, and slowly strayed down in the direction of the sunk fence and the horse- chestnut, “Thornfield is a pleasant place in summer, is it not?” “Yes, sir.” “You must … Continue reading An Excerpt from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
This week my heart is heavy, and I am sure that many are considering what this week means. Today is Good Friday, and Sunday is Easter. This is the time when we reflect on what the Lord has done for us. He gave His life for us, so that we could have life eternal. There is no greater love. Continue reading Hope in the Midst of Sorrow
February is known as the month of love, because Valentine’s Day resides right in the middle of this short month. It is the only month that has twenty-eight days, and the only month to ever have a leap year. February … Continue reading Literary Love
Christmas is literally just around the corner. Are you prepared yet? Have you checked off each and everything on your list? For myself, I tend to be preparing, wrapping, and cooking down to the very last minute. Continue reading Happy Christmas!
I am consistently reminded that life is a series of joys and challenges. No sooner do I overcome one problem, that another problem is staring me in the face. It seems I can never catch a break—I am always fighting … Continue reading The Faithfulness of the Lord
As most would know, Jane Austen is my favorite author of all time. I absolutely love her novels, her attention to details, her honesty regarding the lives of her characters, and her relatable moments about life that encompass every part … Continue reading Inspiring Words
This month has been a reflective one for me–do you ever have those months? Times when you stop and listen to the world around you–your own … Continue reading Live Out Loud