Monday, September 08, 2008

glimpses of heaven

Paige & Hugh's Wedding Rehearsal.
Copyright (c) 2007 Wendee Holtcamp

"Ordinary life, our earthly existence, is often dull. Romance is exciting. Our moments of romance are those when a little bit of heaven seems, thank God, to impinge, to intrude upon our daily lives. I yearn for such moments. It is because I yearn for them so much that I generally feel this earth is not my home. The yearning is particularly intense when I am bored for any length of time. I want to go home. Heaven is the home of God. For years I have known that my only real romance is with God. I want to be with God. I want to be in his or her arms where I belong, and I hope I shall be when I die. But I am not ready to go home yet, and God does not come to me often. Certainly never on demand. She has Her own schedule. Her timing is not my timing, and I must content myself with that. I am not so good at being content, however, that I do not look forward to substitutes, even if they be but shadows of the real thing..." Scott Peck, In Search of Stones.

"Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit." - Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled

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