Offerings of Encouragement

Day 307  November 5, 2013

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” ― Chad Sugg

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God created the perfect Autumn day – I only took the photo.

“Create something based on the shapes found in a plant in your immediate vicinity.”  from 365 A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” ― Kahlil Gibran

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers….In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there… Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. 
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.  They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.”   ― Hermann Hesse

“But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods…for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.”  ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars

About 365MissionalPractice

Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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