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Posts from the ‘Faith’ Category

Wednesday of Hope – Defeat is Temporary

During the month of August, I will be posting images from my recent cross country trip, which took me from Chicago to San Francisco, and back. I hope you will enjoy both the images and the reflections.

Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

– Marilyn vos Savant

My friend, Patty Riley, OP, is walking on the Bonneville Flats in Utah – with ease. When the settlers crossed over through Utah into Nevada, and then on to California on the Emigrant or California Trail, they surely didn’t walk with such ease. Consider the Donner Party. Nonetheless, these emigrants did not give up on their dreams.

Do we have the same stamina? Or do we too readily give up?

God is Too Good to Believe In

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The Creator of these flowers is too difficult NOT to believe in

God is not too hard to believe in. God is too good to believe in, we being such strangers to such goodness. The love of God is to me absolutely overwhelming.

– Rev. William Sloane Coffin, “Religion and Ethics”,  Newsweekly, 8/27/04

What is Faith?

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What a gift – the California Poppy!

Faith is the courageous confidence that trusts in the Source of all gifts.

– David Steindl-Rast

You Are Destined to Fly

You are destined to fly, but that cocoon has got to go.

– Nelle Morton

No cocoon here!

No cocoon here!