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A Spiritual Journey

A Spiritual Journey   And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our… Continue Reading “A Spiritual Journey”

Wednesday of Hope . . . . in Stillness

In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair. – Howard Thurman

Life Worth Living

Dive deeply into the miracle of life and let the tips of your wings be burnt by the flame, let your feet be lacerated by the thorns, let your heart be stirred by human emotion, and let your soul be lifted beyond the earth.… Continue Reading “Life Worth Living”

The Closeness of God

Will you ever understand how near God is to you? Lalla, fourteenth century C.E.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Truly, Earth is our family, and we need to help her to flourish as much as diligently as we prepare our children for the future. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. – Native American Proverb

To Pray

To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. It is all we can offer in… Continue Reading “To Pray”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

We will hear the thoughts below later this week when 1 Corinthians 13 is quoted. Today we hear from Reinhold Niebuhr. Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful makes complete sense in… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Love”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

I love today’s Advent reading from The Song of Songs – Song of Songs 2:18-14. And certainly the sight of a young stag peering through the window would evoke delight and surprise. May your Christmas days – all twelve of them – be filled… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise”

What Is God’s Desire . . . My Desire?

Saturday’s Responsorial Psalm from Psalm 42 reminds us of our longing for God. And since we are made in the image and likeness of God, it also tells us of God’s longing for us. My soul is thirsting for the living God. As the… Continue Reading “What Is God’s Desire . . . My Desire?”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Beauty seen makes the one who sees it more beautiful. ” – David Steindl-Rast from A Listening Heart May we all grow in beauty  . . . daily!