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Gallery – Sunrise/Sunset

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?

Gallery – Mountains

A Serious Thing

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.

– Mary Oliver

Wednesday of Hope – Rainbows

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope.

~Maya Angelou

Walk Out of Your House like a Shepherd

Be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

– Jalaluddin Rumi

Wednesday of Hope – Anything Is Possible

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

~Christopher Reeve