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hummingbird

A hummingbird came to play

It’s a perfect June day. And this morning, a hummingbird came to play. First it flew past my flower pots and I watched it with wonder, because I’ve never seen one in my yard. Not ever. Then as I pondered its meaning—quietly asking God what I am to absorb from this sighting—it appeared behind me, nearly […]

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among trees

Among trees

I went to a friend’s northwoods cabin in Wisconsin this weekend. I needed to breath the air being purified and renewed, minute by minute, in the woods. There was an undeniable sense of the sacred among these pines, and I was clarified by their presence. I stood in their circle and allowed God to infuse […]

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blue nights

The summer is gone

“As the blue nights draw to a close (and they will, and they do), you experience an actual chill, at the moment you first notice: the blue light is going, the days are already shortening, the summer is gone.” – Joan Didion, Blue Nights

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white quilt

White quilt

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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