"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, April 15, 2013


Years ago the Reverend George Tooze stood at my side watching the sun set at one of the fantastic lakes on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. And, he said to a 17 year old me "ANGIE! How can anyone witness such beauty and not believe in God? How?"

This is one of the many ways George brought God to the youth he led. And he did this well, as here I am 40 years later, at the base of the Giant Sequoias, and George's question lingers, his voice in my memory as if he asked this just yesterday. And now, as then, my answer is "ya know what Tooze? I don't know, I really don't know."

Now, though, my faith is 40 years stronger


  1. They are amazing and cause wonder!

  2. Amazing. I hope you and Dave did not carve your initials in a heart on one of those beauties.

  3. Never! That photo is of the base of a Giant Sequoia that fell over 100 years ago (they don't rot). Disappointing that some individual found it acceptable to carve into such beauty.


Some day, I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one, I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.