Marty & Mindy

Archive for September, 2012

Grow Old Along With Me

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in His hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!’” (RB) One of the greatest pleasures of our life is growing […]

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THIN PLACE

There is a Celtic saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin places that distance is even smaller. Yesterday was a full day here in this simple Celtic community in foothills of the Alps. As we looked out the window of our lovely room the mountains seemed to be […]

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Fish Stinks

Okay – I have come to a new awareness of what it means to be a traveling guest. Fish stinks! There is a couple across the hall who share the kitchenette with us. They arrived 2 nights ago and rather than joining in with all the gang here at meal time in the dining room […]

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Time is on my side!

According to the town square clock here in Burtigny it is 3:30am and I should be asleep. But I’m not! In years past I would get irritated with laying awake these 5 hours…but not anymore. I suppose that is one of the blessings of age. I learn acceptance of things that I cannot change. And […]

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And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!

As I sit at a long table in the dining room  here in the small Swiss village of Burtigny, I am enjoying a quinoa veggie salad. Across from me sat Daniel, a thin young lad from Africa. Darker than a lost moon night and gentler than a newborn lamb, he shyly talked of his homeland […]

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The Pilgrimage Begins

  In the words of Mark Twain…       Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Our journey […]

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