Autumn leaf

“Don’t you imagine the leaves dream now
how comfortable it will be to touch
the earth instead of the
nothingness of air and the endless
freshets of wind? ….” ~ Mary Oliver, A Song for Autumn

Do you imagine?

On the edge of mystery

“We must be willing to constantly sit on the edge of mystery and unlearn what has helped guide us in the past but is no longer as useful now. To do this we must be willing to ask the questions that will open us up to hear the quiet, powerful voice of freedom.” ~ Robert Wicks, Crossing the desert

What are your questions to open up?

Passing by

“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars . . . and they pass by themselves without wondering.” ~ St. Augustine, Confessions

How do you travel with yourself?


In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.” ~ Howard Thurman

Are you listening?

Creative Intuition

“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. …part of experiencing the presence of God in our lives is appreciating the importance of our creative intuition and trusting that the Spirit is already at work there, often working in between established zones of culture.” ~ Makoto Fujimura, Art + Faith

Where do you draw upon your creative intuition?


Ultimately we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world. ~ Etty Hillesum

How do you reflect peace?