In order to be effective messengers of hope, we must begin by trusting our inner voice, an inner intuition that speaks into the vast wastelands of our time. ~ Makoto Fujimura

What does your intuition see beyond the wasteland?

Through tree branches

Fall leaves turning and drifting to the ground, opening up spaces for new vistas. Cooler air bringing out new blues in the sky mixed with grey days that brighten the brilliance of the red and yellow, orange and burgundy colored leaves.

What is opening up for you as the leaves fall?


The disert place of retreat was set up to discover the edge of glory, to experience the beyond that is in our midst. ‘Diserts’ are set up not to run away from what is going on but to experience in greater depth the reality that is about them. ~ David Adam, Border Lands

Where do you discover the edge of glory?


“Artists are notorious for doing work that the world initially rejects but that later—sometimes centuries later—the world embraces as hidden treasure. The poems of Emily Dickinson, the paintings of Vincent van Gogh, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, all were “discovered” later and now are essential to our culture. Could it be that what is deemed marginal, what is “useless” in our terms, is most essential for God and is the bedrock, the essence, of our culture?” ~ Makoto Fujimura


May you grow still enough to hear the small noises earth makes in preparation for the long sleep of winter, so that you yourself may grow calm and grounded deep within. ~ David Steindl-Rast

How do you grow into calm?