Permanence. It is my only hope during these dark days in our country, when I see and hear a gleeful call to drill, cut, savage, poison and remove protections from our nation’s parks, natural wonders, burial grounds and sacred spaces. Contributing Blogger, Whitman Smith remembers his father as he ponders permanence.
What happens when we visit places, long abandoned but still grasping the daily sense of life that makes them holy? We long for them and long to bring it back to our own lives. Ebz contributor Jennifer Browning talks about the beauty and simplicity of Mesa Verde National Park.
Just like in the movies, for those in distress, for those on the sidewalks, those watching for snow, wondering where to sleep. For those without a home. And, for those who want to pray. There is so much prayer, but there is no quiet. Architect Andy Osterlund talks about our modern need for places to pray.
Recently, I have been fascinated by “The Curse of Oak Island” series on the History Channel. Who would go to the extent to hide treasure with cryptic clues and booby traps, considering the engineering involved? Structural Engineer, Ted Bartelt talks about the mystery of stone and treasures, both earthly and from the Lord.
When we entered the cavern, we felt the psalmist's, "great peace that never makes them stumble." We were looking for a break from the tiring climb and found it in the calmness of the small, dark room. The monks used the cave for nearly 200 years and now today's weary travelers find respite. Retired teacher and veteran hiker, Dian Leeper shares thoughts on a quiet spot in Switzerland where she rested in prayer and peace.