Promises to Keep

Love yourself enough to appreciate the magnificence around you. Love others enough to offer your time and energies to offer compassion and hope
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A Path

Every day I marvel at the direction that God is able to give me. Not because it is difficult for God, but I may not always be paying attention. Always I have the choice as to whether to listen to …

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We Are One

Along the western coast of the United States, there is still debris washing up on the shores, residual from the Japanese earthquake three years ago, when so many lives and livelihoods were lost. John Donne said it well when he …

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Treasures

Sometimes we look at very rich people who may be less than moral and compassionate with others, and blame their behavior on their wealth. It is not having riches that pollutes a person’s heart. But when a person puts all …

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To Err is Human, to Forgive Divine.

We toss around the word forgiveness fairly easily. But what does it mean to forgive and why should we bother. First, why should we bother to forgive? The Buddha said, “Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with …

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The Source of Peace

There is a story of a man, Job, who loved God greatly. Job was incredibly rich with a beautiful family and great health. As the story goes, Satan and God had a discussion about Job. Satan said that Job only …

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The Religion of Love

When I say the word religion, it carries with it a certain connotation for each individual. Perhaps one person may envision a sanctuary of peace, while another sees only conflict based on historical or familial issues. Others have no frame …

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Special and Equal

Though I am both special and unique, so are you and everyone else. That’s what makes life so interesting. One God within all of us, making us one and still unique. Is it so unbelievable to think that of all …

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Bravery

I find it amazing that even the bravest of souls can be most intimidated by a request for intimacy. The concept of the self as separate from others is by some, thought to be a marker of maturity in human …

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Good News

I try to limit my exposure to “news”. It seems that most of it makes me want to cry. We have lost our sense of compassion for one another. The news is filled with acts of violence in the name …

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