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March 31, 2020

You know what? Some days your bread doesn't rise. And you try and bake it anyway with the hope that the baking cycle will do miracles to help dough puff up and shape into a beautiful loaf with a brown dome crust. But it doesn't. After the attempt to bake the bread, it...

March 30, 2020

The Silence of Light

It is a language I hear

That softens the noise

Dear Friend,

When the world around me is full of noise, guide me to create a special place to light a burning flame where I can rest my worries and anxious heart, a place where the Silence of the Light wil...

March 28, 2020

Today, I raise up in prayer -  

individuals who are caring for an elderly parent

individuals who are caring for someone with dementia

individuals who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's

individuals who are caring for someone with an illness

Today, I raise up in prayer -...

March 28, 2020

For nearly three years, the life of my weekend bag was like an extra limb of my being. I would pack it up, overfill it sometimes, for a trip to my mom's that ranged from 1-3 nights, depending on what was happening with Alz. In the early stage, I got by with visiting on...

March 27, 2020

About seven years ago, when I was cleaning out a closet, I came across a few things from grade school my mom had kept for me. I was in a purging mood, but I didn't throw away this away what I found. One of the things, a red paper folder, I have kept on my desk. In the...

March 25, 2020

These days, I often think of my mom's words she used all the time in the last five years of her life, I'm just doing the best I can. There have been a few days this week when following through with my Lenten intention of 40 Days With My Mother writings has been hard an...

March 24, 2020

Stillness tempts the heart

To beat faster and faster

The present moment

Dear Friend,

When an unexpected rhythm of life occurs due to something out of my control, feed me a seed of faith to persevere and push through it with grace.

Until,

Marie

March 22, 2020

I have been fortunate the past few springs with the opportunity to visit Marco Island. What I love about Marco is it is my speed. Or maybe I take my mentality of living on island time everywhere I go. It is simple. I can get away without a car. I cook and eat in except...

March 21, 2020

One thing is for sure, the sun will rise tomorrow.

Dear Friend,

Thank you for the sun both on cloudy and cloudless days.

Until,

Marie

March 19, 2020

I remember a time in the last year when my daughter walked through the kitchen as I was preoccupied with doing something for my mom. Noticing that I wasn't giving her my full attention, my daughter said,

When Nonna is gone, we're going to get our mom back full time.

My k...

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