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You Are Held

A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you. – Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday of Hope – Waiting Patienty

Waiting patiently in hope and expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life. – Simone Weil  

Welcome the Present Moment

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we have. – Pema Chodron

Wakening to Oneness – Wisdom of Thomas Berry

During these days of physical distancing we’ve had glimpses of our interconnectedness – of our interdependence – of the need for all of us to support the common good of, not only the human family, but of all of our Earth family. So I…

Wednesday of Hope – Take Heart

Courage comes from the French word, Coeur, which means “heart.” In order to travel from clinging to letting go, we have to “take heart.” The heart is the seat of the will.  This is the place God awakens,’ the place where the gentle uprooting…

Falling in Love with Creation

If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion. – Hildegard of Bingen

Wednesday of Hope – Think the World is Over?

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. – Barbara Haines Howett

Plant Trees

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books. – A. Whitney Brown, Wall at bookstore – Chicago Botanic Gardens

Wednesday of Hope – In a World Full of Peril

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship…

What Is Enough?

Do we really need much more than this? To honor the dawn. To visit a garden. To talk to a friend. To contemplate a cloud. To cherish a meal. To bow our heads before the mystery of the day. Are these not enough? –…