Journeying to our feet

And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our feet, and learn to be at home. ~ Wendell Berry

What does this journey require?

Time of different quality

“What we really need is a time of a different quality. We need the kind of time that is measured in a yearly round of feasts and fasts…and in a day that ends and begins anew as a line of darkness creeps across the edge of the earth.” ~ Dorothy C. Bass

How do you keep time of a different quality?

Encounters

“Our encounters with strangers—the unknown, the unexpected, foreign elements that spark our fear—are precisely the places where we are most likely to encounter God.” ~ Christine Valters Paintner

What sparks your fear?

Experiment

The Sabbath is the day to experiment with beauty that teases your hunger to know more glory. ~ Dan B. Allender

How do you experiment with beauty?

Eyes wide open

“To be an artist it is necessary to live with the eyes wide open, to breathe in the colors of mountain and sky, to know the sound of leaves rustling, the smell of snow, the texture of bark.” ~ Jan Phillips

How do you live with eyes wide open?