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 walking by faith
expecting miracles 

we rely on things to come

we hope in what is not seen

we stand on invisible ground

fly without evidence of our wings

we fight battle with foes from another dimension

we teach without seeing the whole vision

we trust what we cannot see with our eyes

we walk on 


for sure, 

we are going the right way

directed by the silence

in bright, beautiful pathways of grace

and dark, eerie forests of fog

somedays we are surrounded 

others we seem to walk alone

no matter

we walk on

slowly, surely

enjoying the view

or we sit and wait

relying on radical trust

we learn the virtues by living 

because we have learned

what we could never learn

by our own understanding 

faith is the victory

everything is grace



photos by Fisherman Dan @ Branford, CT


Hope is with you when you believe 

The earth is not a dream but living flesh, 

That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie, 

That all things you have ever seen here 

Are like a garden looked at from a gate. 
You cannot enter. But you’re sure it’s there. 

Could we but look more clearly and wisely 

We might discover somewhere in the garden 

A strange new flower and an unnamed star. 
Some people say we should not trust our eyes, 

That there is nothing, just a seeming, 

These are the ones who have no hope. 

They think that the moment we turn away, 

The world, behind our backs, ceases to exist, 

As if snatched up by the hands of thieves. 


Hope by Czeslaw Milosz

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