We’re having a gorgeous fall in Virginia — sunny days and cool evenings, when you step into the night and feel blanketed by the misty air and see the moon through a haze. I was privileged to spend one of these gorgeous weekends on a personal retreat at Corhaven, out in the Shenandoah Valley, to spend time reading and listening and praying and to mark this significant moment of healing.
I’m often overwhelmed by the beauty and detail of the world God created. (I know not everyone who follows this blog is a Christian, but my faith is such a big part of my life and I hope to write more about it here.)
I’m moved to awe and wonder by the smallest things — the almost neon green shoots of leaves coming out of bare branches in the spring, a hover of bees over summer flowers, the surreal pastel glow of twilight, the frantic joy of a puppy. Food usually gets me too: the gorgeousness of a summer peach or tomato, the piney scent of rosemary, the lovely tart jolt of lime. Continue reading »