Tag: desert

Wednesday of Hope – Waiting without Hope

I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope…..wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought. So the darkness shall be the light and the stillness the dancing. – T.S. Elliot

Wednesday of Hope – Let’s Dance

We did not ask for this room or this music; we were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces toward the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty…We did not ask for this room or… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Let’s Dance”

Ash Wednesday

In today’s first reading from Joel we are asked, Even now, says our God, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. There are many more ways to fast that could actually be more meaningful that limiting our consumption of… Continue Reading “Ash Wednesday”

A Thought to Remember in the Dry Passes of Our Lives

Dryness promotes the formation of flower buds…flowering is, after all, not an aesthetic contribution, but a survival mechanism. – Ann Haymond Zwinger, The Mysterious Lands

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

What an auspicious theme as we begin the Season of Advent: Reflection! And what better place to reflect than in the desert? The photo above was taken while I was driving with another sister from Minnesota to California. It is from the part of… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection”

God Leads Us in Love into the Desert

Today’s first reading is from Hosea – a favorite reading of mine from chapter 2. Thus says the LORD: I will allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,… Continue Reading “God Leads Us in Love into the Desert”

Going Gratitudinal – Part 4

Today’s “Gratitudinal” Scripture passage is from Philippians 4:12-13: I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. We… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal – Part 4”

Advent . . . Promise of Hope in our Dryness

Even in the Arizona desert . . . even in summer . . . we see the promise of new life . . . we see flowering forth of hope. From today’s reading from Isaiah: The desert and the parched land will exult; the… Continue Reading “Advent . . . Promise of Hope in our Dryness”

Do We Live like We’re Looking for an Escape Clause?

No Christian escapes a taste of the wilderness on the way to the promised land. “No Escape” by Evelyn Underhill I’ve been thinking about this as I witness and experience the fragility of life all around me. I wonder how it is that we… Continue Reading “Do We Live like We’re Looking for an Escape Clause?”