Tag: Sierras

To Be Alive Today

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Can there be anything more grand than the magnificent mountains?! And we are fortunate in California to have one of the grandest mountain ranges, the Sierra Nevadas. Its grandest and tallest peak is the tallest in the contiguous 48 states, Mt. Whitney, and it… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand”

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View

The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective. – Al Neuharth Mt. Whitney is definitely not a molehill (at 14,505 feet). But from this perspective at Trail Camp (@12,000 feet), it is difficult to perceive that it really is that tall.… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View”

Living the Moment

Every morning is like a new reincarnation into this world. Let us take it then for what it is and live each moment anew. – Paul Brunton

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and gives strength to body and soul alike. – John Muir

How Can We Contain God?

King Solomon, who built a great temple to “hold” God, knew that God could not be contained there. Where are the places we try to contain and constrain God? No matter how wonderful and perfect they may seem to be to us, it would… Continue Reading “How Can We Contain God?”

Why Is It So Difficult for Us to Believe?

Today’s reading in the 3rd Thursday of Advent is from Isaiah 54 So God has sworn not to be angry with you, or to rebuke you. Though the mountains leave their place and the hills be shaken, My love shall never leave you nor… Continue Reading “Why Is It So Difficult for Us to Believe?”

Advent Teaches Us to Wait

Sister Joanne Cullimore’s watercolor of Mt. Whitney, named Whitney Portal, speaks to our hearts as Isaiah does in today’s reading for the Second Wednesday of Advent. Waiting on God brings us strength . . . the strength of these granite mountains, created by our… Continue Reading “Advent Teaches Us to Wait”

What Is My Fishing Practice? Am I Faithful to My Spiritual Practice?

  This morning (the Feast of St. Andrew) during our morning prayer, Sister Millie reflected on the Gospel reading. She talked about those who fish, and how sensitive they become to the movement of the water – the movement of the fish – the… Continue Reading “What Is My Fishing Practice? Am I Faithful to My Spiritual Practice?”