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Wednesday of Hope – Despite Everything . . . Live in Hope

Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning.

– Etty Hillesum, Letters from Westerbork

If Etty Hillesum could write this with all she endured, we too can  be women and men of hope, like this sparrow hanging upside down from tender branch in the dead of winter. In 1943 when Etty and her family were placed on a train bound for Auschwitz, she tossed out window a postcard that read, “We have left the camp singing.” She was executed in Auschwitz on November 30, at the age of twenty-nine.

Roll Me to a Sky-Wide View

If my mind gets trapped inside
Just roll me to my sky-wide view
Where I will feast on cumulous and light
And tell you that art with just my eyes.
– Jane Brainin, With irrepressible spirit, anticipating the toll of ALS
As I read these lines, I fondly remember Marsha, my sister-in-law, who died of ALS several years ago.

What Is Life?

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset.

– Crowfoot, a leader of the Blackfoot Nation

What Do You Hear from the Mountains?

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

– John Muir


Where Are You Going?

If we don’t change the direction we are headed, we will end up where we are going.

― Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes


John Muir’s Wisdom

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

– John Muir


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 which has been denied.
– Helen Keller