A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

“for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”. – Matthew 25:35 I apologize for being late today, but, just returned from the Westar Institute Spring Meeting held in Santa Rosa CA.  I returned a day late …

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  Amelia is a 5 year old, little girl who is a mixture of tomboy, imp, princess and budding scientist but most of all a Grammy’s delight.  Walking home from school with Amelia is always an adventure.  Today we hadn’t gotten even 100 feet from her school when she bent over and said, “Look Grammy, …

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When you were born, everyone was laughing but you were crying.  Live your life so that when you die, everyone is crying, but you are laughing (Islamic hadith) Today March 11, 2014 is my birthday and let me get this right out front; birthdays are not my favorite days in the year! I do have …

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Prayer Yesterday seemed like a perfect day to read poetry.  The rain was coming down, the wind was blowing, Suzie was snuggled in my lap so I opened up two of my favorite books of poetry, Thirst by Mary Oliver,[1] and a book of Celtic prayers collected by Alexander Carmichael titled New Moon of the …

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  Matthew 25: 40 And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Saturday John and I welcomed a new family member into our home.  A small stray dog rescued by …

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  A mountain moves toward me white and gray, filled with rain suddenly a flash of light one thousand one one thousand two one thousand three one thousand four one thousand five, Boom, Crash five miles, the storm is five miles away the air is heavy, the first scent of ozone reaches me Hurry gather …

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Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before 13:2  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained …

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Come in old friend It’s time to rest you feet And let the ghosts pass by Come in and rest your weary body Lay your head in my lap Let me stroke your soft ears, and Feel your loving heart … Beat Come in Old Friend Rest by the fire, and Dream of days long …

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