Nature


Sacred Garden

Pink peonies and tulips, red poppies and roses, grape hyacinths and hydrangeas, yellow pansies and posies, daffodils, lilies and buttercups color our sacred garden. The diversity of these flowers remind us of our own scope of influence–the community around us that God has called us to love and tend to. The work of uprooting weeds that seek to level our …Continue reading →

Carmel and Its Charm

On a recent trip with my wife to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, we got to experience most of what makes this town so charming. Besides being known for its celebrity-influenced politics–Clint Eastwood as former mayor and Doris Day as animal welfare activist–Carmel is world famous for its European-style architecture. Below are some personal pics of our short but inspirational trip for your …Continue reading →

Colors on Canvas

The effects of the wind speak loudly of the wind’s existence, intelligence, and power. Carving paths on the side of mountains, stirring seas, sweeping roadways, strengthening elaborate root systems, and even feeding fires, the wind is everywhere, touching everything, but taking credit for nothing just as a brush in the painter’s hand fails to take credit for colors on canvas.

Curiosity of the Forgotten

O the splashing, spraying and spitting Of white foam on jagged rocks. O the cracking, crunching and crumbling Of ocean waves in a rhythmic ebb-n-flow. Transcendent deep blue slurps The imminent sand in retreat And then lunges towards me Thirsty with curiosity Like a playful kitten. Sitting Breathing Watching Listening On the veranda of a Mexican beach house, While my …Continue reading →

“Ode” by William Wordsworth

This is one of my favorite stanzas (V) from Wordsworth’s romanticized poem, better known as “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.” This poetic paragraph takes for granted a biblical (or Platonic) pre-existence, which mourns the loss of a child’s vision of an ideal world fading away “into the light of common day,” in what feels like a …Continue reading →

Sweetness

Like grape branches that must be lifted up and placed along a cross-like trellis to produce fruit, allow your thoughts and feelings to be lifted up to the Cross of Calvary, so the Gardner can help you cultivate virtuous fruit. If you let Him, He will even lift up your heavy, anxious branches and wrap them around Himself, the Cross, …Continue reading →

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