Tag Archives: compassion

World Kindness Day

Originally posted on Driving Toward the Morning Sun:
November 13 is World Kindness Day, which was established in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement.? The idea and importance of kindness is of course, much older, as well as the struggle…

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Ordinary Miracle

Originally posted on Flannel with Faith:
“How am I going to explain this diagnostic summary to this parent?” I asked myself. Twenty-two years of life is all I had under my belt. Teaching, and motherhood, were new. My heart answered:…

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Dog Days

Thought for the Week Lily, a six-year-old Great Dane, had lost both of her eyes due to a rare medical condition. She’d also lost the will to live. Until one day another Great Dane named Maddison came into her life. … Continue reading

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Hope for the Human Race

Last week I posted a snarky photoblog entitled No Hope for the Human Race! but promised a counter-blog this week. Here it is. In the world of rhetoric, anecdotes are not considered sufficiently pursuasive to prove a point — unless … Continue reading

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Pre-loved People

Originally posted on malcolmsmusings.org:
I smile when advertisers use the term ‘pre-loved’ to avoid describing an item as ‘second-hand’. A pre-loved wedding dress must be better than a second-hand one; pre-loved toys sound more attractive than second-hand toys. I’ve…

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A Hidden Grief

Photo by K. Mitch Hodge The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Gina had unwittingly adopted a dragon, making her its dragonmeer, … Continue reading

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The Grieving Room

Originally posted on A Cornered Gurl:
Jernee Timid after a morning of making me worry myself nearly into a fit. Photo Credit: Tremaine L. Loadholt Finding inspiration wherever I can I signed up for overtime this past Thursday for work…

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Facing a Post-Roe Future

Photo by Mustafa Omar Thought for the Week I have friends on both sides of the abortion fence. And so, although it’s no small task, I want to speak to both. That doesn’t mean I have no views on the … Continue reading

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Unlikely Heroes

Not all heroes wear uniforms. Some simply wear their hearts on their sleeves. They may do nothing more than smile when they see someone in need of a smile. But make no mistake — in those moments, they are heroes. … Continue reading

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Be a Fountain

Photo by Trudy E. Teemley The way of this world is to take, but Jesus called his followers to reverse that formula, saying, “Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:8). In other words, we’re called to: “Be a fountain, … Continue reading

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