Category Archives: Awe and Wonder

March 30–Awe and Wonder: Other–no other

We have considered things outside of us that bring us to wonder.  We have considered things inside of us that bring us to wonder.  Among these might be examples of both:  things that come out of human creativity that often … Continue reading

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March 29–Awe and Wonder: Born Again, and Again . . .

I loved my mom my whole life and I love her still in my heart. In her whole life on this earth she was doing the very best that she could with what she had to live through herself – … Continue reading

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March 27-Awe & Wonder: Fear & Dread

If you search on the phrase “awe and fear” or “awe and dread” there are rich sources and wise writings on how these concepts are intertwined. There are many lessons we can take from the stories of Jesus’ life and the … Continue reading

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March 24–Awe and Wonder: Be Kind

I’ve seen this quotation in many places.  It reminds me of a lesson I’ve learned and re-learned over 27 years of teaching teenagers (mostly) and adults.  There was the young man whose mother was at home dying of cancer.  She … Continue reading

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Awe and Wonder: Proximity and Distance

It’s always there, and so in that sense, always proximal. Sometimes we notice it and sometimes we don’t.  We know it’s there, but we likely spend most of our days not really noticing it, taking it for granted, assuming a … Continue reading

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March 22–Awe and Wonder: Peaceful Moment, Moment of Beauty

Waterfall above Cool water swiftly flowing Into rock-lined pool Ripples shimmering across Roaring, rushing powerfully. That’s the first thing that came to me when I first thought about an amazing waterfall at Graveyard Fields, a hiking area on the Blue … Continue reading

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March 21–Awe and Wonder: Human Capcities

These days I know that I am not alone in almost daily horror at the anger, violence and outright hatred that certain politicians are stirring up within pockets of American life.  I hear myself and others wondering out loud:  have … Continue reading

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March 20-Awe & Wonder: Namaste

Throughout this month I have been paying close attention to the world around me. Noticing small changes, and large changes…  in the trees, bushes, grass, flowers, wildlife. I am in awe of Spring as this area of our Earth awakens … Continue reading

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March 18–Awe and Wonder: On a good day

On a good day, I can sit back and truly be awed by the human beings around me. Sometimes it is because one of my fellows has done something extraordinary that makes my jaw drop and my heart swell with … Continue reading

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Awe and Wonder: All Around

All I need to do is open my eyes and see my cat snuggled against my body in the morning. How did he survive his first six months in the wild during a New York winter?  Awe and wonder! How … Continue reading

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