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God’s Will Is Our Peace

And [God’s] will is our peace; this is the seaTo which is moving onward whatsoeverIt doth create, and all that nature makes.– Dante Alighieri, Canto III, lines 85–87 (tr. Longfellow). This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way… Continue Reading “God’s Will Is Our Peace”

The Earth Itself Is Alive

Some scientists go so far as to suggest that Earth itself is alive, that it is actively coordinating the temperature of its atmosphere or the salinity of its oceans. Brian Swimme, Journey of the Universe

Wednesday of Hope – Hope in the New Year

Happy New Year!! May we continue in Hope.   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… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hope in the New Year”

Wednesday of Hope – the Importance of Pausing

\Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. – Shakti Gawain

The World Needs Appreciation

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more… Continue Reading “The World Needs Appreciation”

Wednesday of Hope – Embracing our Difficulties

Our approach to gratefulness has to be big enough to embrace all the difficulties of the world. – David Steindl-Rast

The Portal of Gratitude

Gratefulness is a portal through which life gazes at itself. – Tim Roberts

Wednesday of Hope – Hope through Appreciation

When we release expectation and experience appreciation, all the moments of our lives become openings and opportunities. – Kristi Nelson

Gratitude – the Fairest Blossom

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. – Henry Ward Beecher

Wednesday of Hope – Hope that Leads Us to 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 – Hope that Leads Us to Dance”