Tag: dahlia

The Awakening Power of Beauty

Beauty awakens the soul to act.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante. To learn more… Continue Reading “The Awakening Power of Beauty”

The Courage to Bloom

The flower is always the bud’s undoing. Let go then. Step into the river lean into the wind let the strength of the earth rise through you. Watch your fingertips burst into bloom. – Pavithra K. Mehta

What to Do when Feeling Overwhelmed

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. – Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

So Much Has Been Given Me

Because I will be traveling cross-country, on my way to my new home in River Forest, Illinois, I am taking a break from OPreach for the month of August. So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that… Continue Reading “So Much Has Been Given Me”

Breathless Beauty

There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathless and beautiful. – Howard Thurman

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Bloom with abandon!

Sunshine and Smiles

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. – Joseph Addison

A Breath of Gratitude

Gratitude is the sweet fragrance of an opening heart. – Aine Belton

Listen!

When you listen generously to people they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time. – Rachel Naomi Remen

God’s Presence Fills Creation

Holy One of Blessing, Your Presence fills creation. – Rabbi Lawrence Kushner