Learn from the trees

Trees have so much to teach us, if we just stop and think about them.  This time of year many of us are enjoying as the first bright colors of fall appear in the foliage.  Soon we may be cursing the gift of leaves the trees have given us as we rake them up, but …

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Just visiting!

Here is a challenge for you; try viewing our beautiful planet as though you were just visiting from a far distant planetary system.  Step aside from your everyday view of your surroundings and put yourself in the place of someone visiting from another planet.  Would you view the sunset you see every day differently?  Would …

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The beauty of nothingness

This weekend I was in Phoenix, Arizona to receive my Doctor of Divinity.  From my home on the California shoreline to Phoenix I had to cross hundreds of miles of “barren desert.”  How easy it is to overlook the beauty of that barrenness, that nothingness.   On first glance it is easy to miss the …

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