Tag Archives: secular

No Baptism Like Rain

 

With great relief. . .in this smoky fire season. . .the return of the RAIN!

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Daily Scripture

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Light Leaf

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Likeable Lichen

Version 2

Lightbulbs with Feet


What’s the Buzz?

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In Butterfly Territory, Asheville, NC

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Intense Concentration, Asheville, NC

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In Eleanor’s Garden, Hyde Park, NY

All Photos by Chris Highland


Hearing the “Voice of God”

Version 2

Thundering falls on a thundering day (Dupont State Forest, NC)

I used to listen for the voice of God–any God–in a church, in a forest or in my head.

Now. . .the “voice” of Nature is wonderfully enough.


Sacred Secular Streaming

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This reflection was just posted on Secular Chaplain.

{I’m using the term “sacred” in the new “secular gospel” way. . .in other words, I’m borrowing the “holy word” from those who think they own the terms, meanings and “special knowledge” that come with experiences of wonder}


Swearing on Holy Books

Impressive quote from Maryland Senator Jamie Raskin:

“People place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution; they don’t put their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.”

(one question might be:  swear to whom?  hopefully swear to the People you serve!)


Another Baptism in Heaven

Looking Up at Water Coming Down

Looking Up at Water Coming Down

Splashing on me and the camera.

Waterfalls have never been something to simply see or hear. . .but to touch. . .to participate in.

Almost “spiritual”. . .like a “baptism”. . .like “heaven”. . .but why call it anything?