Tag: whitney portal

To Climb to the Heights

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

Wednesday of Hope – What Is Defeat?

What is defeat?…Nothing but the first step to something better. – Wendell Berry When I hiked Mount Whitney with my friends Abby and Carolyn, we did not make it all the way to the tippity-top. We made it to Trail Crest at 13, 600…

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…