“Patient endurance achieves all things; the person whom God possesses lacks nothing; God alone is sufficient.” St. Teresa of Avila (Spanish Nun, Mystic and Writer, 1515-1582) Endurance is a word frequently used in the New Testament of the Bible. It is a word I need to hear regularly. People disappoint us; daily tasks get boring;…Continue reading
A friend and regular blogger (4 Minute Writer) directed me to a blog which asked some questions about why humans exist. She knew this would catch my attention. Nrhatch wrote: “On an individual basis, I have no problem seeing the meaning for life since I agree with the Dalai Lama: We are here to be…Continue reading
Why Am I Here?
Each of us… at some time in our lives, turns to someone – a father, a brother, a God… and asks…”Why am I here? What was I meant to be?” -Commander Spock “Star Trek – The Motion Picture,” 1979. “Star Trek – The Motion Picture” was on television recently and I recorded it to watch…Continue reading
It occurred to me that my blog has been pretty serious lately. Perhaps it is time to inject a bit of fun and beauty. Here are a few images from downtown Vancouver. Click on the photos to enlarge. This picture says so much about Vancouver: condos, new construction, mountains, SkyTrain tracks, East Van Cross. Construction…Continue reading
We Need a Little Mystery
Sometimes I am frustrated by all of the things I don’t understand. Why is there evil, pain and suffering in the world? How does God answer prayer and which ones will He answer with a “yes?” Why does God not make Himself more plain? These are some of my greatest mysteries. Dreamers and poets have…Continue reading
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. –Albert Einstein I love to…Continue reading