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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

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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

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.

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. And I stumbled upon this quote the other day:

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
– Anton Chekhov

But I don notice that people don't sit on the snow cushions on these benches

But I do notice that people don’t sit on the snow cushions on these benches

Wisdom of the Ages

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

– Ansel Adams

A sunrise like this brings a day worth exploring!

A sunrise like this brings a day worth exploring!