Perspective

Rest Required

Our lives are crowded with busy distractions, racing schedules, and self-imposed demands. We need to include some downtime to sit and rest. Even the Winter teaches us this – let go, be silent, be still and rest. I am a confessed workaholic. I love nothing more than to…

Go Rest High on That Mountain

  Sister-Friends, Joyce A. Brown and Susan Peters This article is not what I was writing for this issue of Garden Spices…however, this is my catharsis moment. My sister friend, Susan D. Peters entered her eternal rest on December 16, 2022.  On December 14, Susan shared with me…

The Complexities of Rest

The moment I found out that the theme for this next issue of the Garden Spices Magazine was “Rest,” my mind went blank and drifted into nowhere. Suddenly I felt a surge of information about how complex the notion of “Rest” is.  The first thing that came to…

Give Fear A Rest

    As we begin 2023, imagine what the world – your life – could be like if we gave fear a rest. A long rest, a longer than a day rest.   Fear mongering has surpassed fever pitch and has created schisms and disunity on a global and…

From Spicy…a blog by Victorine: Vibrancy

  (There are about 20 young people in my house constructing Vision Boards. Me? Teeing up for passing out.) “Everyone who knows me understands that if they sit me down with a throw to cover me, I‘m gone. If folks visit me, they know what to expect; my…

Insightful Aging

  Susan Peters, ” living a vigorously physical and intellectual life…” Originally published March 4, 2022 “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced” James Baldwin. I am in my seventh decade. A former runner, my sprint through life,…

You’ve Got To Rest In It

  “If God’s creation is good enough for God to rest in, it’s good enough for us.” For over ten years, this is how I closed my TV show. I wanted to pass along a very powerful premise. It was also a coded pointer for those needing prosperity…

Thanks for Listening: Rest is Essential

  Bill Appleton, a man who worked full time for The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and full time for my father, John Kennedy’s construction business, convinced my teenaged butt that I only needed four hours of sleep each night. It worked out well initially, but later in life,…

Called to Serve

To serve is a daunting task. It’s okay not to be okay. It’s okay not to be able to resolve your own personal, professional, health care, or family difficulties/distresses/disasters. It’s okay not to understand or fix the political quagmire that is the United States of America. It’s okay…