Wednesday, October 9, 2019

No.303: The Wednesday Five

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I recently started reading a new-to-me blog called Through Clouded Glass and I loved the writing prompt she used called The Wednesday Five.  It's the perfect solution to my almost-mid-month writer's block!  Here are my five:


Jesus deigned to teach me this mystery.  He set before me the book of nature; I understood how all the flowers He has created are beautiful, how the splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the Lily do not take away the perfume of the little violet or the delightful simplicity of the daisy.  I understood that if all flowers wanted to be roses, nature would lose her springtime beauty, and the fields would no longer be decked out with little wild flowers.
And so it is in the world of souls, Jesus' garden.  He willed to create great souls comparable to Lilies and roses, but He has created smaller ones and these must be content to be daisies or violets destined to give joy to God's glances when He looks down at His feet.  Perfection consists in doing His will, in being what He wills us to be.
- Story of a Soul by Saint Therese, p.14


I'm slowly making my way through The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs by Tristan Gooley and while I'm only about 50 pages in, I'm really enjoying it!  So far, it's been a good mix of common sense and things I've never considered before.  I probably should start taking notes. 


Fall always takes its time to arrive here in Virginia and this year, I've had an unexpected treat: the wildflowers that we planted this spring are still blooming.  


I just made a batch of homemade chicken broth and froze it using my new Souper Cubes.  I'm a fan!  Each spot holds one cup, which makes cooking with the frozen "bricks" so easy.  I think I might make a big pot of chicken soup to keep in the freezer (for sore throats and easy winter lunches) next.


One day last week, my oldest took our dog, Lucy, outside to play.  After a little while, I peeked out but couldn't find them.  I immediately started thinking worst case scenarios (Lucy has had a couple of stressful "book it to the street like a crazy lady" moments) and ran outside in a panic.  To my surprise, I found both my son and my dog sharing a rocking chair and shooting the breeze.  


  1. Ah, YAY, I’m so glad you are joining in! That quote you shared really spoke to me, it touches on some of my current struggles, so thank you for sharing. I’ve been wanting to read “The Lost Art Of Reading Nature’s Signs”! I need to pick it up, I know my son would LOVE learning things like that and I’d like to learn too!

  2. I love this idea!
    Your son and dog were so cute!!


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