A hope

Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove, California   December 2002

Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove, California, December 2002

“Grieve in places the world does not forgive.  Rejoice in places the world does not notice.  Live with a patience that the culture cannot sustain, and a hope that the world cannot imagine.”Krista Tippett

Thanks to all who visit this site, and  especially to all of you who have grieved, rejoiced, and hoped with us on this journey!

In the brief time I’ve been linking to the blog entries from a year ago, I am often struck by how appropriate they seem on the first anniversary of their online publication.  Today is one such time.  It’s one of my personal favorites.

One year ago today

Open to the day


    • I love this song.

  1. My lowly fire is lit. May it join with others more powerful and brighter than mine, to shine a beam for Jeff.

  2. Gleam not beam 🙂

  3. With earnest and fervent prayers, We wait, in hope of a good report today.

    • Thank you Carla! I hope to be sending you some good news tonight (it will be at least 8-10 hours they said).

  4. Karen Hamilton

    Julia my prayers are with you and your family today. You do so much to encourage others with the word of God. May he be with you today and always.

    • Thank you so much, Karen!

  5. Ellis Anderson

    I love the line of the poem, “slow rounding into calm.” That’s now one of my favorite lines of poetry ever! BTW, love the re-posting. I did miss many along the way, so it’s delightful to discover ones I missed.

    • Thanks Ellis. I loved that line too – it’s like something “clicked” when I got to that part. I so appreciate your being here with us!

  6. Rene

    Praying some more!

    • Thanks so much, Rene! We have certainly needed it. It’s been a very rough couple of days, but we hope Jeff is going to be OK with lots of time. The surgery took over 14 hours and was much more difficult than expected, with several setbacks. However, the good news is that they believe they got all the cancer and though the recovery period will be slow and difficult, the believe he is going to be OK. We so appreciate your prayers and concern!

  7. Sheila

    Julia, the hours have seemed so long, and my thoughts were of Jeff and of you throughout the day. Many prayers, Sheila

    • Sheila, the past 48 hours have been LONG indeed, but we hope the worst has passed now. Keep those prayers coming!

  8. raynard

    Julia, If my memory is correct, I visited a lighthouse on the East Shore of Maryland not to far from the Christian Retreat called Sandy Cove. FYI, I loaded a kindle app on my Google tablet. I was able to go to Amazon and purchase a book and downloaded it.’Happy , Happy, Joy Joy.. lol( Google named their latest update “Kit Kat, Do you smell “chocolate? Be blessed

    • Jeff and I really hope to get to the eastern shore of MD while he is still at Bolling. He also has residents at Andrews AFB and spends part of his work days there, so it wouldn’t be all that far for us to go to get to the eastern shore. One of these days I’m going to learn how to add the amazon app and other stuff to my Nook tablet. Did you realize there are lots of free books for both Kindle and Nook? Go to http://www.bookbub.com or go to Kindle Buffet (download free book that explains it at http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Buffet-download-magazines-newspapers-ebook/dp/B00916SHVI ) Some of them are bad writing, but some are pretty good too.

  9. Thinking of you in my prayers…
    Every morning after my yoga session I spend a few minutes thinking of / praying for all my relatives and friends. Among them you are the only one I have never met.

    • Wow, this is one of the nicest things anyone has said to me here. I’m honored to be in your prayers and I really appreciate your remembering us. Thanks so much for being here, especially now when things have been really rough.

  10. Happy Blog-aversary! What a challenging year you and your family have endured. I’m almost certain, during this difficult time you’ve brought as much comfort to us as we to you. I will be wish from the bottom of my heart that your dreams come true, starting today.

    • Thank you so much! If I have brought even a tenth of the solace to people as I have gotten here myself, I am very happy. Let’s hope today is the day the tide starts to turn. I’ve wished that more days than I could count, but I keep hoping…

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