Sigh no more

Then sigh not so, but let them go,    And be you blithe and bonny, Converting all your sounds of woe    Into hey nonny, nonny. Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing People will often say that they can't pray. When asked they will say that they are unable to make their minds still or empty … Continue reading Sigh no more

Appledore

A couple of years ago I wrote this blessing. It garnered significantly more interest than anything else I have written here. Strictly speaking I didn't write it. It was given to me early one Monday morning, not long after Easter, and I wrote it down. The week before I had been away for a week’s … Continue reading Appledore

Living with life’s ups and downs

When one enjoys consolation, let [her] consider how [she] will conduct [herself] during the time of ensuing desolation, and store up a supply of strength as defence against that day. Exx.323 He who enjoys consolation should take care to humble himself and lower himself as much as possible. Let him recall how little he is … Continue reading Living with life’s ups and downs