Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Bar Harbor , Maine , Spring 06
Seekers are people who naturally connect with the Holy One through questioning. They have a healthy skepticism that makes it easy for them to explore different opinions, understandings, and experiences of faith. They do not feel the need to accept traditional faith patterns in order to come to a lively trust in God. They do not feel that faith needs to be categorized or institutionalized in order to be real. Inconsistencies and mystery are not daunting to them, but they sometimes find it hard to recognize God in ready-made answers to questions of faith. They seek to relate to the Holy One through exploration and journey. They tend to pray with hopefulness rather than certainty in God’s response. If they were to meet God face to face, they would want to ask God questions.
The woman who met Jesus by a well near her town exemplifies the qualities of a seeker. She was courageous in speaking with Jesus — a male who was outside her tradition — and she even boldly challenged Jesus when he questioned her about her faith and life. Though she was on a path of trying to find and live spiritual truth, she was humble enough to accept new truth when it was revealed to her.

I found this on the site Explore Faith. Lately, with Lent coming to an end and Easter only a week away I have begun to think a lot about faith. Today I was going thru some spiritual bookmarks I have on my computer and found this. It describes me to a T. You should take the survey to see what type you are. I grew up in an environment and culture in the rural south that said it was wrong to seek but the older I get I have determined it is my best way to experience the holy. I have often found that it is in nature where I feel the closest to a higher power.Natures Cathederals are where I find my solace and peace.

A year ago today I was on my way to Maine and we were about to make the decision to move out west. It was one of the best choices I have ever made. I find it hard to believe how much has changed in a years time.A year ago today I started this blog. I had tried two times before this one to blog but didn't carry it thru but to have blogged for a year is an accomplishment to me. The greatest joy I have found thru blogging has been the connections I have made with other like minded souls . It is my way along with photography to examine and relate my experiences with the world around me and in doing that I find many others who are on the same path.

So I thank all of you who have visited and left comments I hope you will continue to do so.
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.Life is beauty, admire it.Life is bliss, taste it.Life is a dream, realize it.Life is a challenge, meet it.Life is a duty, complete it.Life is a game, play it.Life is a promise, fulfill it.Life is sorrow, overcome it.Life is a song, sing it.Life is a struggle, accept it.Life is a tragedy, confront it.Life is an adventure, dare it.Life is luck, make it.Life is too precious, do not destroy it.Life is life, fight for it.
Mother TeresaCatholic Nun, MissionaryNobel Peace Prize Recipient


rich said...

Interesting blog. I like your Haiku and photos

Angela Marie said...

I love your quote from Mother Teresa on "Life!"

A year of blogging... I can't even imagine.

Happy Birthday to your Blog! I am very happy that I have found you!


Cheryl said...

Happy Blog Anniversary to you! I'm glad you've stuck with it and have continued to post thought-provoking works, photos and poems.

Wonderful words and thoughts about life!

Have a great first week of April!

Darlene said...

YES!!!!! I consider myself God's rebellious child because I have always questioned

EVERYthing :)

*sigh* He made me, it's not my fault!

love to you,
oxxo darlene