Tag Archives: compassion

“Wipe That Smug Look off Your Face”

I love the reflection off Basement Lake in the morning. “Wipe that smug look off your face” was one of my father’s go-to sayings. I hated to be humbled. Still do. But my heavenly father is also in the humbling business, so … Continue reading

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Dear Humans

“You were called to freedom, but do not use that freedom to indulge the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love. For the entire Law is fulfilled in this one command: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” ~Galatians 5:13-14 … Continue reading

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The Happiness Report

Originally posted on David Redpath:
The Happiness Report from the pagan haven of a guarded and gated sunny seaside resort Machine tooled from a block of concrete Then deposited upon a mangrove swamp along a once pristine coast Now a…

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More Blessed to Give

Dear self: Remember this. And then remember it some more. “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” ~Acts 20:35

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Earth Day is Us Day!

I’m not a flaming liberal. I’m more of a smoldering moderate (and smoke-free at that). But when it comes to protecting my home planet, I tend to flare up a bit. Here’s why:  Pollution kills. We’re not just talking about … Continue reading

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Carrying Treasures into the Light

My Featured Blogger this week is journalist turned teacher Nancy E. Head. I held off featuring her for some time because she doesn’t use Reblog buttons. But I couldn’t wait any longer, because she’s simply one of my favorite online … Continue reading

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Listen!

                   “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”   ~Ernest Hemingway “Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” ~David W. … Continue reading

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