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Posts from the ‘God’s Presence’ Category

God in All Things

Either we acknowledge that God is in all things, or we have lost the basis for seeing God in anything.

– Richard Rohr

True Miracles

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If we could see the miracle of a single flower, our whole life would change.
– The Buddha

All of Life Is Holy

Lips of breaking waves

Lips of breaking waves

The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves.

– Terry Tempest Williams, from Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer (anthology)

The Poet Speaks Again

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the book of creation. When we do it knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, destructively, it is a desecration.

– Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good Land

The art glass of Chihuly graces and is graced by the garden which it shares

The art glass of Chihuly graces and is graced by the garden which it shares

Sacrament

The created world is the primordial sacrament.

– Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

And what does this tremendous diversity in creation tell us about the Creator?

And what does this tremendous diversity in creation tell us about the Creator?

Let Us Recognize All of God’s Creation

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.
– May Angelou

Can you spot the chipmunk?

Can you spot the chipmunk?

Created so that We May Rejoice

I am settling into my new home after driving through some of the most beautiful places in the world. It is time to return to my blog, OPreach. But since I haven’t found my stride ye, and have a few trips on the horizon, I plan to post only once a week for a while – every Tuesday or Monday. Of course if some irresistible creative thought occurs to me, I may make an “extra” post now and again.

For now I would like to share some of the beauty I have experienced along the way.

Wild Columbine at Two Medicine in Glacier

Wild Columbine at Two Medicine in Glacier

 

There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.
― John Calvin