Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Day


Shall not the heart which has received so much, trust the Power by which it lives? May it not quit other leadings, and listen to the soul that has guided it so gently, and taught it so much...

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 29, 2015


Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Monday, November 16, 2015


a constant act of praise

Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are a constant act of praise.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Past and future veil God from our sight; burn up both of them with fire.

- Rumi

Friday, October 30, 2015

sunflower field

Thursday, October 22, 2015

self care

Without the in-breath of self-care and reflection, we can't sustain our involvement with the suffering of the world, nor do we have the clarity of heart and mind required for the complex challenges we face. On the other hand, without the out-breath of compassionate engagement with society our inner work implodes upon itself leading to the dead end of narcissism and spiritual emptiness. To sustain life on all levels we need to breathe in, and we need to breathe out.

- Gail Straub

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


The present moment, like the spotted owl or the sea turtle, has become an endangered species. Yet more and more I find that dwelling in the present moment in the face of everything that would call us out of it, is our highest spiritual discipline.

- Philip Simmons