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Wednesday of Hope – All Shall Be Well

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well…for there is a Force of love moving through the universe that holds us fast and will never let us go.

– Julian of Norwich

The Blessing that Flows through Everything

The more alert we become to the blessing that flows into us through everything we touch, the more our own touch will bring blessing.

– David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart

Wednesday of Hope – Hope in a Caterpillar

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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.

– Margaret Fuller

The Summer within Our Winter

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

– Albert Camus

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The Garden in Winter

The Blessing of Winter

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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

– Anne Bradstreet

A Life of Gratitude

The theme for the month of November is Gratitude. This continues a practice on this blog over the years I’ve been posting quotes, reflections, and photos.
Thank you for reading and viewing!

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A life of gratitude accepts the bad with the good. Genuine gratitude is not a zero sum game in which thankfulness increases the more fortunate you are and decreases the more adversity you experience.

– Dan Clendenin

Listen

Listen

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Today is the First Sunday of Lent

In today’s reading from Romans 10:8-13, Paul writes “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.”

We so often look and listen around us for God’s voice – for direction – for wisdom. Could it be that what we need is a little less noise – a little less searching – and a lot more quiet listening to the Spirit who dwells within. How much more intimate can God be than in our mouth and in our hearts?

Listen.