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“Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world”


“Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world—stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death—and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem 2000 years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love?  Then you can keep Christmas.

And if you can keep Christmas for a day, why not always?”  Henry Van Dyke
Tongariro_Crossing, Tongariro_National_Park

The stream of life

As I recently composed a picture of a fall stream at Wahkeena Falls in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge, I pictured my  life as one of those leaves. I am often tossed and turned, sped up and slowed down, but I am always in this water of life that is God. I rest at times with other travelers, and other times I am alone except for God.  And ultimately, I am no more, dissolved into this water, finally no longer separated from God.

Wahkeena Falls, Columbia Gorge

Franconia Notch