Our Collective Journal

October 2015/ December 2015 

  

"I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints

in writing of my experience of the goodness of God." 

--John Woolman  

 

Chapter 24

Traveling Mercies:  How have you

experienced the Light away from home?


 

Photo:  Graci Iris Huber.  My mother is on a journey - and I'm so proud of every step she takes.



 

Gratitude for Traveling Mercies in the Everyday

I am grateful for my guardian angels.  These are not cherubic babes with wings and harps on clouds, but scrappy, fierce protectors alert of my blind spots and ‘heaven-may-care’ enthusiasm for adventure.  My partner jokes that God drew us to... [more]

 
 

A Summer's Journey

In June of 1948 I had finished two years at UCLA and had no clear direction as to what I wanted to do, so I dropped out of school and worked for my father. We built greenhouses, and it seemed... [more]

 
 

Flight Into Egypt, Albrecht Dürer, 1511

"After the wise men had gone, an angel from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up! Hurry and take the child and his mother to Egypt! Stay there until I... [more]

 
 

For Me

 
 

Now I Will Tell You a Better Answer

In the Old City of Jerusalem, the streets are too narrow for cars.  The streets stay narrow so they can squeeze through stone archways.  Neighbors who live across the street from each other can look up and see the awnings... [more]

 
 

Reassurance

Following an injury in an automobile accident in 1989, most of my intestines were removed, and I am no longer able to absorb nutrients and fluids.  Since that time, I’ve been dependent on total parenteral nutrition, or TPN, which means... [more]

 
 

Be Praised, My Lord, Through All Your Creatures

When our little party arrived in Calais, it was all I could do to keep from laughing.  The group of Brits traveling with me had often sneered at tourists in London for their exuberant giddiness but the minute they were... [more]

 
 

Traveling Mercies

Last year was a very dark time in my life due to many moments of sadness and grief. One of the most difficult was the death of my nephew who was 22 years old.

 

The loss affected each of my family... [more]

 
 

Milepost 128

Diane and I spent our honeymoon roaming the western U.S. and Canada, living out of the back of our tiny Honda Civic.  Leaving the Honda in Chicago, our new home, we flew to Pittsburgh, site of our marriage earlier that... [more]

 
 

Photo, Mike Huber, Old City, Jerusalem. 


 

Gratitude for Traveling Mercies in the Everyday

 

A Summer's Journey

 

Flight Into Egypt, Albrecht Dürer, 1511

 

For Me

 

Now I Will Tell You a Better Answer

 

Reassurance

 

Be Praised, My Lord, Through All Your Creatures

 

Traveling Mercies

 

Milepost 128

 

 

In addition to the original stories listed, we've also collected a few classic quotations on the theme of this Chapter.  To read these quotes,

please click on the link below.

  

In Others' Words