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If Looking for Your True “Self”…Show Gratitude First

Dear Reader: In the title painting above…an artist has imagined what a global village would look like in a parallel life. I could get lost (and did for several minutes) looking at all the continents in this whimsical world. Jo … Continue reading

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Life is About Questions, Not Answers

  Dear Reader: The German poet Rainer Maria Rilke urges us to “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in our heart and try to love the questions themselves. ” In other words we should learn to “live our questions.” … Continue reading

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Finding our Personal “Hallowed Ground”

Dear Reader: Mike and Honey Burrell had a local artist, Carolyn Demotest Serrano, do this beautiful art work (pen and ink drawing) for my birthday in September 2010, following my first visit to St. Jude’s Chapel of Hope in Trust, … Continue reading

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When Everyday Life Becomes Our Prayer

Dear Reader: It has taken me a lifetime to finally get it! When we fully realize that self and Spirit are the same …just like what I sang at camps and youth retreats growing up…”We are one in the Spirit, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day…Moments of Reflections … Beginnings, Endings, and Family

Dear Reader: It is Memorial Day…just saying the two words conjures up different images and feelings for everyone. My brother Ben (Vietnam Marine- two purple hearts) said that this would be a tough weekend for him…too many images assault him … Continue reading

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Blending into Our Surroundings…

Dear Reader: I remember as a child loving to watch the nature programs on how animals blend in or camouflage themselves for protection from predators. Then there would be all kinds of cool examples like: moths, squirrels, sea creatures, flying … Continue reading

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A Caring Act of Kindness…

  Dear Reader: Receiving a note (like this one above in the title photo) makes anyone’s day brighter. We can all go on a world-wide hunt for hidden treasures of gold …but if I opened up a treasure chest and … Continue reading

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