Category Archives: compassion

Good news for a change

  Yesterday I finally heard some good news for a change. It was in the follow up story about the Muslim temple destroyed by fire last Saturday in Victoria, TX. When it made the national news in the same week … Continue reading

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Feeling the Bern

I was astounded to read this week about the tow truck driver from South Carolina who refused to help a woman whose car had broken down on the side of the road, simply because she had a Bernie sticker on … Continue reading

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Face of America

A confession: I admit that I used to be disinterested in politics. I know, right? Hard to believe, given the current wacked out race for the presidency. Everyone is paying attention, if for no other reason than to see the … Continue reading

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Watching New Hampshire

Everyone likes a winner. We line up behind people who are successful in areas we think are important. So the current political polls showing Donald Trump leading the Republicans reveal a great deal about our values as a country. Trump … Continue reading

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Seeds of peace

“Spread harmony.”   It was the hopeful message of a recent Microsoft commercial during this year’s holiday season. If you missed it, the spot showed Microsoft employees walking out of their NYC retail store singing “Let there be peace on … Continue reading

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Service record

Today is a day to honor those who have served our country. If you know any service men or veterans, make it a point to say thank you for serving and for the part they played in guarding our freedom. … Continue reading

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Sweeping Up

In Twelve Step groups there’s a saying, “Sweep your own sidewalk.” Which essentially means work on your own problems, not someone else’s.  Seems much more common to see people pointing fingers, especially with elections gearing up.  A regular practice of … Continue reading

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Empty Cup

Fifth Monday As I’ve confessed, with all my best intentions, I don’t know how to pray for others. I’d like to be able to put aside my ideas and hopes and dreams, good as they may be, and simply come … Continue reading

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Emerging

Fifth Sunday The deep peace of meditation isn’t an end in itself. It changes me and helps me be more open to God’s Spirit.  Often after a time of meditation or listening prayer, my thoughts turn to the needs of … Continue reading

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Pruning Lesson

Third Saturday As I’ve said before, I work at a local organic farm for part of the year, where we depend on a certain yield from each crop. Ever since they introduced me to farming, I see references to growth … Continue reading

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