Tag: winter

The Future We Are Creating

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination. – John Schaar

Hear the Snowflake in the Silence

May you grow still enough to hear the stir of a single snowflake in the air, so that your inner silence may turn into hushed expectation. – David Steindl-Rast

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…

Wednesday of Hope – What Stands Against Us?

Not one single atom opposes us. – Hongzhi Zhengue

Without Winter?

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so welcome. – Anne Bradstreet

The Summer within Our Winter

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

The Blessing of Winter

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

Listen

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…

So How Is Winter for You?

Everyone keeps asking – since I’ve moved from San Francisco to the Chicago area – how it’s going for me. How am I adjusting to winter in the midwest. Actually, I think that the snow is beautiful, and, really, it’s people that I miss….

Wisdom of the Ages

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. – Ansel Adams