Louie Schwartzberg has created a beautiful video using time lapse photography. This is overlayed with insights from Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk. It is here showcased on TED: Ideas Worth Spreading. The video gives one a great sense of connection to nature and to one another. Please watch and enjoy this quiet contemplative moment. [...]
Sometimes things don’t go, after all, from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail. Sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well. A people sometimes will step back from war, elect an honest man, decide they care enough, that they can’t leave some stranger poor. Some [...]
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth. Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy [...]
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like [...]
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. –Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, New International Version (NIV) Featured painting, Harvesters Resting, is by Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875). [...]
My Faith is larger than the Hills – So when the Hills decay – My Faith must take the Purple Wheel To show the Sun the way – ‘Tis first He steps upon the Vane – And then — upon the Hill – And then abroad the World He go To do His Golden Will [...]
Inspirational video based on the famous Don’t Quit Poem.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear [...]
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing: For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal. Did we in our own strength [...]
I saw this short video on YouTube. This is one of the best messages I’ve heard in a while. Check it out:
He who binds to himself a joy doth the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity’s sunrise. William Blake (1757-1827), an English poet and painter.
Provovers 3:6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
“Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love” French Proverb