Welcome to Spiritual Adventures!
Created by Rev. Jeff Anderson and Rev. Lisa Hamilton, Spiritual Adventures takes spirituality out of the four walls of church and into the world of nature, of spiritual community, to connect and reconnect to our world and to each other in a way that leads us back to the basic Truth of who and what we are.
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.
There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
George Washington Carver
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it…. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.
from The Color Purple
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.