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JulAug 2016

  • compassion
  • addiction
  • blame game
  • and more!

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Butterflies: “Flying Flowers” of Insect World

Elizabeth Mann

Butterflies are truly “flying flowers” of the insect world. Their wing patterns are so diverse and unique. Their bright colors and gentle flights make them delightful. I hope you…

07/23/16 at 01:30 PM

Practice Compassion

Veronica Paver, 18

Compassion in the way we talk
Compassion everywhere we walk
Reaching out a helping hand
Supporting those who cannot stand
Putting ourselves in others’ shoes
And seeing others’ point of…

07/02/16 at 09:45 AM

A NEW HOLIDAY

Donny Ingraham

We need a holiday
free from remembering pain
I’m tired of remembering the fallen
people dying for no reason
fighting to achieve equality
We need a…

06/01/16 at 01:27 PM

Well Done

Alissa French

Success to me
cannot be measured by
wealth that will dwindle
or clothes that will fade.

Success to me
comes from the beauty…

05/28/16 at 01:38 PM

The Storm

Ralph Carelli & Jennifer Osborne

Jesus got into a boat,
and we followed right along.
No sooner than we sailed, there rose
a very violent storm.

The waves came crashing over.
In our boat, the water was…

05/17/16 at 12:30 PM

Be Still

Richard Woodard

Silence your body
Do not speak
Silence your mind
Cease thinking
Silence your will
Relinquish…

05/02/16 at 11:48 AM

STAY OR GO?

Dale Fredrickson

You are standing on the banks of the sea.
The dusty wind whirls;
the salty sea smacks muddy banks.
The horizon shimmers with hope for the free,
the promises of land, life, and…

04/27/16 at 03:39 PM

TAKE A CHANCE

Kelly Ann Malone

Abolish thoughts of self-distrust.
Instead of “Never,” say, “I must.”
Select a road you’d never tread.
Delight in what may lie ahead.
Look forward to the unexplored.
Instead of punish, think…

04/21/16 at 02:13 PM

UNSEEN

Misty L. Butler

Deliberately, you look at me
and don’t like what you see.
You analyze and criticize
and judge how I should be.
You patronize my shape, my size—
I’m not the look you…

04/16/16 at 02:53 PM

ONE GIVER, MANY GIFTS

Fred Elsasser

One giver giving many gifts;
     the giver is our God.
God’s Holy Spirit touches us
     with matchless gifts of love.
We each serve God in different ways,
 …

04/04/16 at 02:25 PM

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