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"I" is for Imagination There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? — George Bernard Shaw Often, the most intense forms of beauty ris…
"H" is for Hope To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. —Audrey Hepburn To plant a garden is to practice hope. When we dare to plant a garden — and it does take daring! — we embody the kind of …
"H" is for Hospitality "How shall we live? Welcoming to all." — Mechtild of Magdeburg, Preaching to Birds and Squirrels A new sculpture called "Saint Francis and the Birds" was recently celebrated among nei…
"F" is for Forgiveness "Forgiveness is the only way to free ourselves from the entrapment of the past." — Richard Rohr I was recently approached by a young mother who told me that she was having trouble with f…
"G" Is for Gratitude "It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” — David Steindl-Rast Say Thank You to a Tree Here in the Midwest, mid-November is a season of rauco…
"E" is for Enthusiasm “Enthusiasm means ‘one with the energy of God.’ It derives from root words pointing to be inspired and possessed by the Divine. There is something awesome about this spiritual quality. They…
"D" Is for Devotion "There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again." — Rumi A Quiet Word Devotion is a quiet word, and quiet words often get lost in o…
"C" Is for Connections "An atheist friend of mine is fond of saying ‘I just don’t believe that God is an old man sitting on the throne in heaven.’ Me neither. Nor do the millions of people who still trust in God,…
"B" Is for Beauty “To participate in Beauty is to come into the presence of the Holy." — John O’Donohue Beauty as a Holy Sanctuary Beauty is a holy sanctuary where heaven and earth greet each…
"A" Is for Attention "Pay attention. Stay awake and totally alert. See with receptive eyes and discover a world of ceaseless wonders." — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat in Spiritual Literacy ‚Äč Atten…