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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


When Does God Die?

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illuminated by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.


Helping to renew the sense of wonder

– Dag Hammarskjold

Grateful – That God Holds It All Together


It is a blessed thing to know that no power on earth, no temptation, no human frailty can dissolve what God holds together.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We Belong to the Maker of the Stars and Starfish

Oh, I am in awe of the maker of galaxies and geese, stars and starfish, mercury and men (male and female) . . . . Sometimes it is the humble awe of knowing that ultimately I belong to God, to the Maker whose thumb print is on each one of us. And that is blessing.

Madeleine L’Engle

Starfish at Muir Beach

Starfish at Muir Beach

It’s the Small Things

Attending to the small thing in front of us becomes a way of self-renewal and self-refreshment.

– Sharon Salzberg in Lovingkindness


Learning about God from God’s Creatures

Anyone who truly knows creatures may be excused from listening sermons for every creature is full of God, and is a book about God.

– the Dominican mystic, Meister Eckhart


Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

We are more infinite than we suppose.

You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.

– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

And when we look at nature very deeply, we can sense the seed of the infinite

And when we gaze at nature very deeply, we can sense the seed of the infinite