Thursday, January 21
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Mindful Monday – Mother Sunflower

Haiku, Photography, Poetry, spiritual practice, Spirituality
What are you noticing today? ... “I believe there is something of the divine mystery in everything that exists. We can see it sparkle in a sunflower or a poppy. We sense more of the unfathomable mystery in a butterfly that flutters from a twig--or in a goldfish swimming in a bowl. But we are closest to God in our own soul. Only there can we become one with the greatest mystery of life. In truth, at very rare moments we can experience that we ourselves are that divine mystery.” ― Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World  ... mother sunflower offers her breast to brother bumble ... brother bumble carries her nectar into the world ... Food for the World ... For Mindful Monday - a moment of noticing and for Monday Mellow Yellow ... © 2013, post, poem, and photo, Terri Stewart #mellowyellow #min...
Witness Wednesday – Ubuntu

Witness Wednesday – Ubuntu

Haiku, Photography, Poetry, spiritual practice, Spirituality
What experience of the presence of the divine can you speak to? Where has grace moved in your life?  Ubuntu:  "I am because we are." Yesterday, I spent it with a couple young people from detention hiking to a lake. As we drove 1.5 miles into the mountain and then hiked 2.2 miles to the lake, I noticed the teamwork taking place between the young men and I noticed the purity of the area we were in. The connection is the cooperation. It takes cooperation to make teamwork. It takes cooperation to maintain a pure  environment. It takes cooperation to have a new vision for troubled youth. I have included two photos that just made me laugh. Humor is universal. I am because we are. “What I've come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulatio...
Witness Wednesday – Seeds Blossom

Witness Wednesday – Seeds Blossom

Haiku, Photography, Poetry, spiritual practice, Spirituality
What experience of the presence of the divine can you speak to? Where has grace moved in your life?Yesterday, I received a phone call from one of the youth I work with. He wants to gather together with a few of the other boys that have "graduated" from my program in the detention center. So today, we are having a "family reunion."  “Grace is the seed of glory, the dawning of glory in the heart, and therefore grace is the earnest of the future inheritance.”― Jonathan Edwards, Religious Affections ...gloomy skies hoverlonely fields of tufted grass"I will give you rest"...What story do you have to tell? 10 do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God;Isaiah 41:1028 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.Matthew 11:...