Saturday, September 28, 2013


I love poetry! I never read it till I read Broken Open (a super-inspiring self-help type book by Elizabeth Lesser) anyways, Elizabeth talks about Rumis poems so much in the book and I thought I would give them a shot. I got “A Year with Rumi by Coleman Banks on my kindle and started reading. At first I didnt really understand half of what he was trying to convey, but the poems mesmerized me and now theyve become a daily (well almost daily). One of my recent favorites is: “Whatever Gives Pleasure:

"Whatever gives pleasure
is the fragrance of a friend.
Whatever makes us wonder
comes from the light.
What is inside the ground
begins to sprout
because you spilled wine there.
What dies in autumn comes up in spring
because this way of saying no
becomes in spring your praise-song, yes."



Sunday, September 8, 2013

September Precept: Harmony

Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone - Romans 12:18 - Designed by Chris Rushing. Available as a print here.
Via Typographic Verses
All situations are helped when we make an effort to get along and understand other peoples point of view. This is especially important in the home. Dont waste the time you have with your family in squabbles. Make an effort to listen to the opinions of people around you, maybe youll end up frustrated; but you might just learn something valuable, something important.  Its worth the risk. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

The (notable) Books I Read This Summer:

Sorry for the long absence! These are the best of the many books i read over the summer:
·        This is a Sherlock Holmes Spin-off by Laurie R. King, about the friendship and eventual partnership between him and Mary Russell, a young genius. My favorite part was the quick-witted banter between Mary and Sherlock.
   2.    Life of Pi
·        This was a very interesting book. I dont quite know what to make of it, but it was quite intriguing. Pi Patel believes in Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism; which put an interesting spin on things. It is the perfect story for adventure fanatics.  

   3.   All The Harry Potters
·        I recently jumped on the Harry Potter bandwagon; I was skeptical at first but thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Im sure youve heard before, this is a really good series nuff said.
And to anyone who hasnt read The Fault in Our Stars, I finished it a  while ago and it was truly unforgettable, not to mention emotionally  shattering.