Category Archives: beauty

Nature’s Jewels

Summer rain brings nature’s jewels.

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As sweet as honey…

I wish you could smell this rose! It is blooming just one block from my house and I have stooped down low many a time in the past week to put my nose up to it and really take it in. Its aroma, rich like honey or a fine liqueur, is divinely inspired, I am […]

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Under the Rainbow

Early last evening I glanced out my front window and I was surprised to see a rainbow with colours so vivid against a grey sky. I went outside to get a better look and stood there awed by the beauty of life on our planet Earth. Listen to this song and let yourself be carried […]

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World a Glisten

Although I’m not a fan of the many months of cold weather, I willingly enter the season with a sense of awe.There is nothing quite as beautiful as watching the world outside begin to swirl white with snow for the first time each winter. Last night the world was a glisten with this wonder of […]

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Beautiful Moments…

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the number of moments that take our breath away.” Let these words by our wise friend Anonymous serve as a guidepost as you move through your life this week. I encourage you to ask yourself this question, “What am I doing to create […]

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The Sun

I took this photo last week when I was on retreat at the Oregon coast. What a pleasure it was to be in the company of the sand and the salt water. This week as I prepare to leave on another journey, I offer you this poem, a poem that must be read at least […]

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Bejeweled Splendor

On this morning’s walk I noticed fresh green plants bejeweled with last night’s rain, tulips bursting with colour, seeds from the tree above dancing on the sidewalk, spotted leaves and dainty blooms, a show of pink awaiting bees delight, glowing splendor; and all the while, through and through, I was aware of my good fortune. […]

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Nature’s Nourishment

I spent last week paddling in the wilds of Souther Ontario. My days were filled with the changing moods of the waters of the backcountry lake, often calm in the morning shifting to white capped by the afternoon and returning to a mirror like stillness just before sunset. The smooth rock outcropping at the edge […]

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The Sun

This week, I am in the wilds of Northern Ontario on a summer canoe trip. I will be spending my time swimming and eating and resting and playing and reading and writing and swimming again. But most of all I will be worshiping the great ball of beauty in the sky. I offer you this […]

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A Thousand Words

It is often said that a picture speaks a thousand words. Today, I want to share the experience of a thousand words with you through this video that was created from the community ceremony I performed last week. Let the watching of this 4-minute ceremony awaken your senses. Listen to the words of the poem […]

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