Sunday, December 11, 2016


silent and meek
beneath the feet
of the giant sequoia

lay golden fern

twas more than once
it took our breath

"I believe that the first test of a great man is his humility. I don't mean by humility, doubt of his power. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful."     ~John Ruskin

“He humbled himself and took the form of a servant….”   Phil.2:7

Monday, December 5, 2016

evidence not seen

that morning
the forest
bore witness

to faith
in the face
of mystery

"I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.  ~Henry Emerson Fosdick

"Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."  Hebrews 11:1

Photo taken in Sequoia National Park.