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January 2015

moments of inspiration

DSC06966"We are not made for the mountains, for sunrises, or for the other beautiful attractions in life— those are simply intended to be moments of inspiration. We are made for the valley and the ordinary things of life, and that is where we have to prove our stamina and strength." -Oswald Chambers

'Tis the season of inversion in the Boise valley. The foggy, cold, sunless days are interesting for about five minutes. It is hard to imagine that just beyond the gray drab is color, contrast, light and life.

I went on a hike in the hills this morning with a friend. In ten minutes we were able to walk uphill from clouds and darkness into beauty. The inversion looks so small from above.

It was a welcome moment of inspiration in the midst of ordinary life.

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