Archive | August, 2019

One Of A Kind

13 Aug

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There is only one you in this world.
There is only one me.
You are not a copy of anyone else.
You are unique and
you are lovely.

But the most important thing
to know is that you
are loved.
Love is in you, around you,
through you.
You didn’t make it, earn it,
or deserve it.  It is a gift
given to you before you
ever breathed air.
It is your nature.

Just as you are right now,
let your gift be the
guiding force in
your life.

You are unique.
You are special.
It’s true!

Beautiful Day!

11 Aug

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Treat this day with the embrace it deserves!

See life all around.  Listen to the Tree.

Look deeply into the delicate Flower.

Find animals and funny faces in the
white puffs of Cloud.

Greet the Song Bird with a smile.
Return her gracious gift.
Sing to her.
She will forgive a missed
note or two.

And when the Sun breaks through the
gray clouds, as it certainly will,
say Thank You.

See how the world shines.

And You shine, too!

Morning Metaphor

6 Aug

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Time to think about Sunday’s sermon.
“Where your treasure is…”
What DO I treasure?
“do not worry about your life…”
Worry?  Doesn’t everybody?
“the Mindful Presence provides all you need…”
Really?  Sometimes I have to be reminded
that I already possess the ultimate treasure.
Perhaps it’s better to say “it possesses me.”
I am an integral part, connected to each
element and fragment of the grand gift.

To think more about my ultimate treasure,
I decided to take Maggie for her
morning walk.
She’ll sniff everything and I’ll ponder one thing.
Making the last turn toward home,
I looked up and saw it…the subtle reminder.

Treasure.
No, not the astonishing eastern sky,
even as beautiful as it is,
but what it means in this moment.
The Ultimate Treasure in plain
view, painted across the dawn
sky.  Revelation.
“Where your treasure is, there your
heart will be, too.”
The Morning Metaphor.

Thanks be to God!

My Reflection

1 Aug

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May I be a reflection today
of all that is good
and true.

Peace
that sits in
conversation with chaos.

Wisdom
that exceeds
mere knowledge.

Courage
to defend
demand and declare.

Compassion
that allows
forgiveness and restoration.

Faith
that evolves
through experience of Sacred Reality.