Quotes

The Tree That Survived The Winter …

The tree awakened earlier than usual one morning and stretched her arms toward the horizon as if to invite the early rays of dawn into her world. She shivered with delight, wiggling her roots in the muddy earth, which had only recently yielded its frozen hardness. She sensed something was different. Her roots seemed to… Continue reading The Tree That Survived The Winter …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 19: What Is Real Is Sacred …

Mysteriously, as elusive as it is, this moment--where the eye is what it sees, where the heart is what it feels--this moment shows us that what is real is sacred. ― Mark Nepo from The Book of Awakening The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present, and when you're worrying about whether… Continue reading Desert Day 19: What Is Real Is Sacred …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Quotes

Desert Day 15: Stop Worrying …

So I tell you to stop worrying about what you will eat, drink, or wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds. They don’t plant, harvest, or gather the harvest into barns. Yet, your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? Can any of… Continue reading Desert Day 15: Stop Worrying …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 10: Healing Peace …

Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid. — John 14:27 It is the Glad Season. Thunder ebbs to silence and lightning sleeps quietly in the corner. Flood… Continue reading Advent Day 10: Healing Peace …

Poems

How Surely Gravity’s Law …

How surely gravity's law, strong as an ocean current, takes hold of the smallest thing and pulls it toward the heart of the world. Each thing --- each stone, blossom, child --- is held in place. Only we, in our arrogance, push out beyond what we each belong to for some empty freedom. If we… Continue reading How Surely Gravity’s Law …