We have seen the enemy and it is us. We are a nation of excess. We like things big and bold and in your face. Our restaurants don't just serve dinner, they serve so much dinner it could feed two or three people. We don't just run a flag up the pole, we take it off the pole and wave it around in a . . .
I've always been an observer, someone who's felt set apart from the crowd, moored a little out from shore. Truth is, I have always been very different from my family, from the time I was a little girl. For the most part they viewed me as one might a foreign body in the eye, something of an irritant . . .
Do it Anyway, an Inspirational Poem by Kent Keith and popularized by Mother Teresa People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false . . .
Pray for Peace I must interrupt regularly scheduled programming because the world has gone mad once again and terrorists of all flavors are running rampant, many in the name of religion. Children are being beheaded. People are being buried alive. These barbarous acts are worse than we can . . .
Religions are divisive and quarrelsome. They are a form of oneupmanship because they depend upon separating the “saved” from the “damned,” the true believers from the heretics, the in-group from the out-group. - British philosopher Alan Watts I've never been big on exclusion and judgment and I . . .
The Divine places hands on each of us, and blesses us in its own way. I believe that with all my heart. We can think that we're unlucky or cursed or impotent, but it's not true. We're all blessed in some way. What we choose to do with those blessings is up to us. People come into our lives to . . .
I saw this the other day in San Francisco. I thought it was worth thinking about.Friends who are not Christians, bear with me. So, the idea of trusting Jesus and needing Jesus--yeah, I can buy into that. Jesus was very wise, had a lot of good adviceand we could do worse than to hear him . . .
Yeah, who knew that funny-gal Erma had such a profound side. But what a great thought. Erma's talent made millions laugh every day. It's nice to know that she was a deep person, too.You've got a talent. Don't think so? Look harder. It's there. And guess why it's called God-given? Talent lights up . . .
Hollyhocks in Capitola, CA These beautiful hollyhocks were growing outside a small strip center in the tiny beach town of Capitola.Summer's bounty. Their crepe-paper-thin petals were perfectly rendered by the hand that created us. I remember standing on a Colorado mountaintop years . . .
It's a concept that's hard to grasp,this "the end isn't really the end but the beginning" thing.What I think it means is this:Sometimes, something must goin order to build something more beautiful.That we have the opportunity to learnfrom the first go-around.That if we take that opportunityand . . .