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About momentswithmillie

My best friend and I own a small retreat center in Western North Carolina, Peaceful Quest Retreats. I write from the inspiration of the Divine in this beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. It's hard not to be inspired by nature and her beauty.

The Sound of Silence

“Silence is the language God speaks, and everything else is a bad translation.” – Father Thomas Keating As I write this I sit on my sofa listening to the birds chirping outside. The silence of my house echoes through and … Continue reading

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Stop Thinking Big

A guest looked at my fingernails and noticed that they were all different colors yesterday.  She laughed and said, “I wish I could do that!”  I looked at her with bewilderment.  “Why can’t you?  At least do your toes, no … Continue reading

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Show up and be…

When I was in my first year of college I took British Literature.  I had an amazing professor.  He never took attendance or gave out tests until the end of the semester.  His only policy was “show up and be … Continue reading

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Touch

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Dying to Live

We die a little every day.  We are born into a journey of endings.  Things begin and end.  We don’t know the day we are to transcend or leave this place.  Our existence is not written with a known expiration … Continue reading

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Finding Faith

Lately I’ve been feeling like I am on the Bipolar Expressway and most of the exits loop around Crazy Town. So I mindfully begin my mornings with an hour of prayer and/or meditation. I cannot miss a day or I … Continue reading

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The Mind

Last night while searching for something I found an old notebook from when I was 16 years old. I used to collect inspiring quotes (no internet then) and I would create some of my own. Amongst them was this one … Continue reading

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