A Bringer of New Things

Musings on personal growth, books, motherhood, writing, and more. "Every hour is saved from that eternal silence, something more, a bringer of new things." – Tennyson

October Mind Cleanup

I don’t have much “mind cleanup” to do for October, because in the earlier part of the month my brain was laid low by a cold (during which time I … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Enjoying Fall

I was raking leaves this weekend and paused to take this photo of my cats. They were glad to be outside but feeling a little chilly in the cooler autumn … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Simple Truth: Short Quote & Fall Photo

“For she had come to feel that it was the only thing worth saying—what one felt. Cleverness was silly. One must simply say what one felt.” Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Evening Song

Just a little chorus I made up a while ago to reflect my mood in the evenings (I can’t sing it for you here, but I can tell you the … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Cat Photo

Marvin, no peeking at the questions before your turn!

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Photos: New River Gorge, West Virginia

Earlier this month I went camping with some friends, and we went hiking at the New River Gorge in Fayetteville, West Virginia, as well as sight-seeing at nearby Hawks Nest. … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Almost Crushing Weight of My Gratitude and Happiness

  Sometimes I feel like I’m going to be absolutely crushed by gratitude and happiness. It happens especially on days like today, when the weather is beautiful and my body … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

Back to Original Blog Name

Just letting you know that I decided to change my blog’s name from “Sarrah J. Woods” back to “A Bringer of New Things,” which was the original title. It may … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Vertical Again: A Poem

Here’s another little poem about nature’s power to restore my inner peace. Vertical Again The woods have a way of aligning me— when I come bent over and beaten low … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 4 Comments

Cat Photo

My aunt took this photo of her cat Wilson resting in front of a mirror. I got her permission to put it on my blog, because I think it’s such a … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Camping Photos

I looooooove camping, and to my delight we got to go this past weekend. It was glorious! And it gave my soul some very-much-needed refreshment. Here are a few photos—we … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

May Mind Cleanup

Here’s another “Mind Cleanup” post for you! From WordPress For some reason, on May 8th, there were a bunch of super fun posts on my Reader, including these ones (I … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 4 Comments