~ Bonamargy Friary ~

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us,
we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have
chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion,
 who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate
not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality
of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

~ Henri J.M. Nouwen,
The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey ~


~ On the Slopes of Slemish ~

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
He leads me beside peaceful streams.

He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honour to his name.

Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.

Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.


~ Mammoth Lakes ~

~ California ~

For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods.

He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the mightiest mountains.

The sea belongs to him, for he made it.
His hands formed the dry land, too.

~ Psalm 95 ~


~ Be Still My Soul ~

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.

Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.

Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.

Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.


~ Cross - Examined ~



~ The Glory of the Lord ~

~ Mindfulness Meditation ~

~ A Tale of Three Trees ~


~ Thanksgiving Run ~

To give thanks to God
in all circumstances
is the true mark
of the Christian.