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On the Alert to Find God

My profession is to always be on the alert to find God in nature, to know his lurking places, to attend all the oratorios, the operas, in nature.

– Henry David Thoreau

Where Do We Find Heaven?

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Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
– Henry David Thoreau

The Wisdom of Henry David Thoreau

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The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.

– Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Mercy and Blessing

On this 2nd Sunday of Lent the readings tell us of God’s mercy and blessing for us:

From Genesis 12: “All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you.”
And from Psalm 33: “May your kindness, O Lord, be upon us who have put our hope in you.”

So this week we will focus on Mercy and Blessing. And today’s Lenten quote is:

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
– Henry David Thoreau

Wouldn't a walk on a sidewalk like this be lovely on these wintery days?

Wouldn’t a walk on a sidewalk like this be lovely on these wintery days?

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

An excellent practice for Lent would be to gain perspective. As Henry David Thoreau said,

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

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A little moment of joy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hue

What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.

– Henry David Thoreau

It is easy to see why the fur of the rabbit matches color and hue of the surroundings, for until he moves, it is difficult to spot him.

It is easy to see why the fur of the rabbit matches color and hue of the surroundings, for until he moves, it is difficult to spot him.

 

Where Do You Find Heaven?

Sometimes it's good to look down!

Sometimes it’s good to look down!

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

-Henry David Thoreau