matthiessen moments

Spent about 3 1/2 hours hiking at beautiful Matthiessen State Park, in Utica IL. Winter here has been a bit strange: lots of unusually warm days, and not much snow. The park was especially beautiful, with a mix of winter, and a way too early for Spring vibe. The park is named for Frederick William Matthiessen. This was his estate and private park!

light in the darkness

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The biggest take away from my trip to Haiti was the reality that light shines amidst the darkness. We met missionaries, pastors, entrepreneurs and nuns that are bringing hope, practical help and light to Haiti.

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The Apparent Project is a bright light in Haiti. Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with this life giving and life changing work: http://apparentproject.org/

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On the homepage of The Apparent Project you will read: “Arts advocating for the poor.” This is a remarkable work that is providing skills, employment and, literally, life, to families.

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Be sure and check out The Apparent Project Party Box page on the site: http://apparentproject.org/party-boxes/

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Thank you!

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beauty wonder majesty the artist paints a tapestry of sky and earth for all to see the beauty wonder majesty i sing i dance i soar in praise i run and kneel i want to stay and see the beauty wonder majesty that fills my soul and makes me small and makes me still thankful for all the beauty wonder majesty