Visual Life

Visual Life is a place to share your photography, artwork and inspirational or thought-provoking quotes with all of us.
We welcome your ideas and images.
Email Tracy Abeln for more information or to share: tabeln@ncronline.org.

May 22, 2017

"Harmony ... all beings live and grow in communion ... all tribes of beings grow in love ... everything is nourished by the wilderness of God.
Abundance ... abundance of food, of species that crawl, fly, walk or swim." 

May 19, 2017

"Even a place that is not intended to be a mission can be a mission. When someone comes to you, and you go to the door, you say to yourself, 'You're going to be a blessing.' That's a very open way to look at everything. It's about seeing Christ in others."

May 18, 2017

"It is not enough to balance, in the medium term, the protection of nature with financial gain, or the preservation of the environment with progress. Halfway measures simply delay the inevitable disaster. Put simply, it is a matter of redefining our notion of progress."

May 17, 2017

"We may not understand different sexual orientations or gender identities, but we do believe that each person should be treated with dignity and respect because each of us has been made in the image and likeness of God."

May 15, 2017

"If we turn not to things external and material, the first thing of all to secure is to save unfortunate working people from the cruelty of men of greed, who use human beings as mere instruments for money-making." 

May 11, 2017

"Refounding is not easy: it was never meant to be. And yet it is a possibility for all of us, no matter how stuck we may feel. But it does require a risky, daring sense of openness and a willingness to embrace daunting new horizons of creativity and experiment."