“The gift of light — enlightenment, delight, lightness — comes when we tap the places of hope and faith inside us.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd, When the heart waits

How does the light come?


Adventure is, according to Webster’s dictionary, “a bold undertaking in which hazards are to be encountered and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events “ or “a remarkable occurrence in one’s personal history, a stirring experience…”

What adventures do you recall? Who nudges you towards adventure? How do you wake up to the adventure of each new day?


“God delights in lovingly renovating any wasteland within us into spectacular gardens, forests, and orchards and stunning vistas of all sorts. With attentiveness, our inner worlds can become beautiful and bountiful — not necessarily tame or domesticated but abundantly fruitful and wildly alive.” ~ Lisa Colón DeLay, The Wild Land Within

What renovation is happening within you?

Wild lands

“When you open your heart to discovery, you will be called to step outside the comfort barriers within which you have fortified your life. You will be called to risk old views and thoughts and to step off the circle of routine and image. This will often bring turbulence. The pendulum will fix at times on one extreme, and you will be out of balance. But your soul loves the danger of growth. In its own wise trust, your soul will always return you to a place of real and vital equilibrium” ~ John O’Donohue

In what ways does your soul love the danger of growth?

Walking relaxed

“Walking in a relaxed manner” is a phrase from Joyce Rupp’s book on walking the Camino de Santiago. What does it mean to walk in a relaxed manner? To live our days in a relaxed manner in the midst of the strain of expectations, desires, aspirations, upheavals, triggers, things to do and places to go.

How do you set your feet into a spacious place (Psalm 31:8)?

Night vision

…”But the darkness pulls in everything-
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them! –
powers and people-

and it is possible a great presence is moving near me.

I have faith in nights.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

How does the night pull you in?