Washington Oaks State Park, Florida This oasis. It is nestled there. Available for any and all who seek respite and care from life's worries and weights. In fact, it waits for you there... The oasis of prayer will take you there.
The pilgrimage is a long journey and never easy. Inspiration plays an important role in giving nourishment, consolation, food for thought and new ideas as the path proceeds onward. May these inspirations help you onward.
The twilight of 2020...ushering in 2021...
I recently re-watched the television series 'Lost', a television program that aired early in the 21st century, from 2004 to 2010. I submit to you that I caught a few episodes here and there somewhere between 2009 and 2010. I was not as fully committed to the characters or the plot then as I was … Continue reading Moving On
Seasons Change. So Do We.
The Autumn equinox was September. We transitioned from Summer to Fall. The long warm summer nights give way to chillier winds and fleece pullovers. The growing season for crops peak and the harvest takes precedence. It must take a precedence before the winter sets in. As a child I remember driving through the countryside with … Continue reading Seasons Change. So Do We.
Two Roads. One Path.
When hiking it is inevitable that there will come a fork in the road. It is inevitable then that I will faintly smile and recall a familiar poem by Robert Frost, "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down … Continue reading Two Roads. One Path.
"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yeah wait for the Lord" (Psalm 25:14). Wait for the Lord. Be Strong. Take Courage. Simple mantras. Consoling mantras. It's the waiting that can make the moment suffer. In that waiting is the unknown and within that unknown can lurk fear, doubt, hopelessness. … Continue reading Psalm 25
Where do you find strength?
"By waiting and by calm you shall be saved. In quiet and in trust your strength lies" (Isaiah 30:15b). There is little value in rushing to answers or allowing the frenzy of worry take over. Waiting and calm is the saving grace. Waiting and calm leads to quiet and in that quiet there breathes trust … Continue reading Where do you find strength?
Keep Your Gaze Upward
"Think of what is above, not of what is on earth" (Colossians 3:1-4).