Wednesday, March 2, 2011


The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
--Marcus Aurelius


  1. Keeping an untroubled spirit in troubled times is not always easy. Looking at the face of things can also be troubling. I guess the only resolution to this is our continued faith.

  2. It is all grace, isn't it, dear Hannah; and that is what your names means--grace. What a beautiful name you have! It was my grandmother's name, and I have always loved it. An untroubled spirit comes, I think, from being able to offer something of value to the good God, some little suffering or difficulty that is given to Him out of love. I call this "my little thorn." When the "little thorn" becomes especially painful to bear, I try to remember that it is my gift to Love, and then it doesn't seem so painful after all. "Love does such things." May Almighty God bless you, dear Hannah.