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Compassion as the Cure

I posted an image on Facebook with the words, “Compassion leads us to understanding,” and was caught off guard by one of the responses I received. It said simply, “does it?” At first I was unsure what to say, or … Continue reading

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Revolution

Revolution begins with a questioning mind.   Often the simplest and yet most profound question, the one which acts as fuel to ignite the ember of change, is this… Why?   It is our asking of this most basic of … Continue reading

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The Beauty and Power of Acknowledgment

Each soul on this planet has a simple desire at its core… to have its existence validated. It seems simple enough, the desire to be seen and heard, yet it holds tremendous power. To be acknowledged brings a sense of … Continue reading

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Legacy of Love

Love’s Symphony In the twilight of my grief I heard your love like a symphony Through missing pieces of my heart Each note carrying a different part And as these notes rose through the night Love’s music filled the cracks … Continue reading

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Will You Answer the Call?

I had always wondered what people experienced when they said that they had a “calling” or had been “called by God” (or any other Divine Entity for that matter). I would try and imagine if it was like a phone … Continue reading

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The Eye

You can dance in a hurricane But only if you’re standing in the eye ~Brandi Carlile     I’m not going to tell you that it’s all going to be ok… To tell you that you will never face a … Continue reading

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The Buoyancy of Human Spirit

  “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  ~Nelson Mandela Resiliency… according to the dictionary, can be defined as: The power or ability to return to the original form, position, … Continue reading

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Death and Regret

  I found myself sitting by her bedside, quiet, sad, and yet trying to put on a good face for her.  She is my grandmother.  94 years old, formerly full of life and full of pride in her appearance, now … Continue reading

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Finding My Voice

To quote Mary Lambert’s song Sum of Our Parts, “I didn’t know I was a phoenix ‘til I learned how to speak, even with ashes in my mouth I was still born to breathe.” From a young age I was … Continue reading

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