Tag Archives: kindness

The Tales We’ll Tell

Originally posted on Perpetually Past Due:
When this is all over, like the trifling troubles of our early days; when the quarantines are lifted and we can once again be social without distance, when Covid-19 has become a boogeyman of…

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Love is the Greatest Healer

“Love cures people. Both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” ~ Karl A. Menninger

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Live with Honor

“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”  ~Socrates        “Therefore…clothe yourselves with hearts of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”    ~Colossians 3:12 “For we make a … Continue reading

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Shine!

     “Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good deeds and cry out in praise to your Father in heaven!” ~Matthew 5:16

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Love Has a Language All Its Own

God, teach us to… (Click on any image to enlarge) Love innocently. Love unexpectedly. Love without reservation. Love like a child.

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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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Doug is fading fast, so I reached out to his mistress

My Featured Blogger this week is Angel at Watch You Life in Pictures, whose blog site’s subtitle is “We Gathered Life, Only to Find…” Angel is a bit of an enigma, a woman who says little about herself, but writes … Continue reading

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Regrets? I have a few. . .

Originally posted on A Year of Living Kindly:
 “To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.” (Liz Armbruster) In the spring of 1991, my mother decided it was time to die. Eight years of thrice-weekly kidney dialysis…

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Compassion

It’s no secret that this season of love is also (uncoincidentally) an especially hard season for those who feel abandoned and alone. May we reach out to them with our prayers, with our words, and with our actions — in … Continue reading

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No Santa Claus?

I was six when my parents told me there was no Santa Claus: My response (according to my mom) was, “Whew! You finally know?  I’ve known for a long time, but I wasn’t sure you did, and I didn’t want … Continue reading

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