Just in case

“For many years, it has been the custom to leave a lighted lantern by the side of the road at night to cheer the weary traveler. Beside the lantern, there is a note which gives detailed directions as to where his cottage may be found so that in case of distress or need, the stranger may find help. It is a very simple gesture of beauty and wholeness.” ~ Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart

In your own way, do you keep a lantern burning by the roadside with a note saying where you may be found “just in case”?


“…we are growing organisms, springing from a source and reaching for water, bending toward the sun. Like the seed, we are on a journey toward becoming who we already are.” ~ Marianne Hieb

What bending and reaching is part of your becoming?


Albert Schweitzer once stated that nothing of real value in the world is ever accomplished without enthusiasm and self-sacrifice. The word enthusiasm literally means “God-possessed”.

What moments were you God-possessed?

One step

“The laborers in the Lord’s vineyard should have one foot on the ground, and the other raised to proceed on their journey.” ~ St. Ignatius of Loyola

Where are your feet?


“Witnessing is not about fixing something; witnessing is about entering into a relationship with what is and discovering the grace and gifts hidden there.” ~ Christine Valters Paintner

What gifts and grace have you discovered?