Adventure

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?

Lurking

“Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.” Howard Thurman

How do you pay attention to the “trailing beauty”?

Fulfillment

“And blessed is she who believed there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord. And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…” Luke 1:45-46

How do you respond in soul and spirit?

Advent celebration

“There must always be provision for the ample moment when an event takes on the character of the Sacramental, however such an event may be named in the calendar. The true significance of the event is to be found in the quality of celebration which it inspires in the heart.” ~ Howard Thurman, Meditations of the heart

How do you celebrate?

Bald eagles

On retreat last week, we watched three bald eagles with their amazing wingspan soaring, gliding and reigning supreme – a mother and her two young ones, their heads still brown.

Soaring like eagles

Gliding above earth and sky

Vision far beyond

How do you capture beauty?