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To Climb to the Heights

“Those who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps.” – St. Gregory the Great

God Never Made an Ugly Landscape

God never made an ugly landscape. All that the sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild. – John Muir

Wednesday of Hope – Tipping the Scales

In a world of injustice, God once and for all tips the scales in the favor of hope. – Max Lucado

Participating in Divinity

When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, “Ah,” you are participating in divinity. Joseph Campbell, Ancient Hindu Text

All is Alive

The earth is a living thing. Mountains speak, trees sing, lakes can think, pebbles have a soul, rocks have power. – Henry Crow Dog

We in the Mountains/The Mountains in Us

We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. – John Muir

Wednesday of Hope – Resilience, Resistance, Tenacity

Optimism¬†¬† More and more I have come to admire resilience. Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous tenacity of a tree: finding the light newly blocked on one side, it turns… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Resilience, Resistance, Tenacity”

Looking into the Deep Landscape

While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

To Be Alive Today

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world. – Mary Oliver

Joy in Unlikely Places

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh