Monthly Archives: July 2011

What is life about?

When I woke up this morning I asked myself, “What is life about?” I found the answer in my room…the fan said, “Be cool.” The ceiling said, “Aim high.” The window said, “See the world!” The clock said, “Every minute … Continue reading

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It is Night

IT IS NIGHT after a long day. What has been done has been done; what has not been done has not been done; let it be. Evening prayer from Sing the Journey

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Love Story with God

“In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world–God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished … Continue reading

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Compassion in Small Things

The Rich Man’s Guest “Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” Romans 15:2, Msg. There’s an old Jewish folktale that tells the story of a famous rabbi … Continue reading

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Grace

You say grace before meals.  All right.  But I say grace before the concert and the opera,and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, … Continue reading

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Spirit

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Evening

If I have wounded any soul today, If I have caused one foot to go astray, If I have walked in my own willful way, Dear Lord, forgive! If I have uttered idle words or vain, If I have turned … Continue reading

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Sabbaths 2002, X

Teach me work that honors Thy work, the true economies of goods and words, to make my arts compatible with the songs of the local birds. Teach me patience beyond work and, beyond patience, the blest Sabbath of Thy unresting … Continue reading

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Looking & Knowing

“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” ~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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a Grateful heart

“Thou that has given so much to me, Give one thing more–a grateful heart; Not thankful when it pleaseth me, As if thy blessings had spare days; But such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise.” – George Herbert

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