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Raw Deals

"Ideal circumstances rarely happen to people, but ideal people can happen to circumstances." - Jackie Summers

Group Hug

it's all we've got and all we need the great gift, the great privilege for all involved... love is and forever will be

Waiting Games

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves."  - Rainer Maria Rilke  -

Can Openers

“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.” ― Terri St. Cloud

On the Rise

"Up now, slight man! Flee for a little while thy occupations; hide thyself for a time from thy disturbing thoughts. Cast aside now thy burdensome cares, and put away thy toilsome business. Yield room for some little time to God, and rest for a little time in Him. Enter the inner chamber of thy mind; shut out all thoughts save that of God and such as can aid thee in seeking Him. Speak now, my whole heart! Speak now to God, saying, I seek Thy face; Thy face, Lord, will I seek." excerpt from Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

The Real Deal

“There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.” Howard Thurman

From Another Mother

Earth Teach Me to Remember byJohn Yellow Lark
Earth teach me stillness as the grasses are stilled with light. Earth teach me suffering as old stones suffer with memory. Earth teach me humility as blossoms are humble with beginning. Earth Teach me caring as the mother who secures her young. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands alone. Earth teach me limitation as the ant which crawls on the ground. Earth teach me freedom as the eagle which soars in the sky. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring. Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me to remember kindness
as dry fields weep in the rain.
*Wearing Noya Yoga's Yogzi, the Onesie for Yoga

Notes on Friendship

"You are my friend and forever will be so never be afraid to find comfort in me." - Matt Flanagan, hometown hero

Better Together

"Every human interaction offers you the chance to make things better or to make things worse." Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

Que sera, sera

' War does not determine who is right--only who is left. ' ~ Bertrand Russell
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 2:44 AM
Book Review: A Greif Observed

After reading this book, it's hard for me to use my usual third person style of writing, so I won't. I actually read this book due to the fact I forgot the Four Loves in a friends truck over the weekend and didn't have anything else to read. I decide which books to read according to what part of my life deserves most improvement at the time, almost in an effort to make all faucets of my life more rewarding. I didn't feel Grief Observed needed any immediate attention, but I bought it anyways to put it aside to read at a later date. This work of Lewis gives a easy to read conversation or account of what went through Lewis' head after the loss of his wife. In the introduction there's a short point about how much less of a loss it was b/c Lewis' had only been married for a few short years and there was an expect…

Peace like a river

Spirit is Life It flows thru the death of me endlessly  like a river  unafraid of becoming the sea - Gregory Corso

Reunite.

"A mystic is anyone who has the gnawing suspicion that the apparent discord, brokenness, contradictions, and discontinuities that assault us every day might conceal a hidden unity." ‪ -Lawrence Kushner‬

Lifelines

Heres to the moments of encouragement that bless our lives, and to the people who bring them to life.
When you walk through a storm, Keep your head up high, and don't be afraid of the dark. At the end of the storm is a golden sky And the sweet silver song of a lark, Walk on, through the wind,  Walk on through the rain,  Though your dreams be tossed and blown,  Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone, you'll never walk alone
Songwriters:  BENJAMIN WEISMAN FRED KARGER SID WAYNE
This song was shared with me today by one of my life's greatest heroes, and without doubt it'll echo long into the future, more meaning with every read. #Spreadthelove
You... wherever you are, just as you are, you are deeply, truly loved.