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The Unexpected

…there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.
– Mark Nepo
Always a surprise to catch a blue heron in flight

Always a surprise to catch a blue heron in flight

Sitting in Silence

Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are a constant act of praise.
– Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, Radical Grace: Daily Meditations
Waiting

Waiting

How Do You Experience Worship?

Great compassion is the root of all forms of worship.
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama
In the grandeur of Niagara Falls, how is one's heart not moved to worship?

In the grandeur of Niagara Falls, how is one’s heart not moved to worship?

Enjoying the Seasons

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
– Yoko Ono
It is no longer the time of the crocus, but we remember its welcome appearance.

It is no longer the time of the crocus, but we remember its welcome appearance.

What Do You Bring to the World?

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Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it’s what they bring to the world that really counts.
 – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Courage Not to Fear

We rise in perfect light!

We rise in perfect light!

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

Sarah Williams from “The Old Astronomer to His Pupil” in Best Loved Poems of the American People

Just What Is Freedom?

Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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