Why the Desert?

Many people, looking at this blog for the first time will wonder, “Why the desert?”. It’s not really what most expect on a blog primarily about spirituality.  And they’re right. I went through many, many pictures looking for just the right header for this blog. I went through all the usual suspects. Ocean views, towering mountains, religious symbols, suns, moons, and stars.  But none of them seemed to fit.

Then I saw this desert scape, and I knew immediately that I’d found what I was looking for.

The desert is a perfect metaphor for my spiritual life and growth. Yes, the desert can be harsh and unyielding. It can be the scene of great suffering. But the desert also has great beauty if you know where to look.

This is how I view life. We have great trials and suffering, but if we know where to look, we can see the beauty in those trials. The most difficult times in our lives can teach us the greatest lessons, if we’re open to seeing them.

So I guess that’s our theme here.  The desert.

If your life had a theme, a single picture to represent you, what would it be, and why?


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