The Masters | Anguish and Gratitude: Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers with Heart

I hope I haven’t overwhelmed you with all the sunflower goodness this week. Sadly, we’re just two more posts away from the end of “Sunflower Month.” I am clearly intrigued by the approach of the masters to the sunflower. Many of them seem to have been as taken with its luminescent beauty as I am. … Continue reading The Masters | Anguish and Gratitude: Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers with Heart

The Masters | Gustave Caillebotte’s “Sunflowers Along the Seine”

I did not plan to post today. However, my hubby dropped by my office and surprised me with a beautiful bunch of sunflowers, so now I’m in a sunny mood! This is in direct opposition to my pre-sunflowers mood—blah, eh, weary. I will eventually share photos of my office blossoms here, but for now, let’s … Continue reading The Masters | Gustave Caillebotte’s “Sunflowers Along the Seine”

Sunflowers and Truth | #truthbombs

Are you familiar with Danielle LaPorte’s #truthbombs? On 4×4 white cards–in beautiful black script–LaPorte offers pithy bits of wisdom, encouragement, and in-your-face truth. Every now and then, I pull a random card out the elegant encasement, and think, “Whew! Now, that’s a word!” The cards offer perfect journaling prompts and discussion starters. [Click the link … Continue reading Sunflowers and Truth | #truthbombs

Sunflower Love

The kind of Shalom we’re trying to give to people around us requires us to take an active interest in their physical and spiritual well-being. –Lisa Jo-Baker, Never Unfriended Welcome to Sunflower Month on Pics and Posts! Since I’m usually a bit overwhelmed with “the beginning of the semester” and unfinished business from the previous … Continue reading Sunflower Love

Love Means…

“Love” is likely the most difficult word to define. We talk about what it means, but definitions fail to hit the mark. Since it finds meaning in action and in character, we describe love more than we define it. “Love means” was the final prompt for Love Notes 27. Peggy, again, did not disappoint as … Continue reading Love Means…