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Shhhhhh….

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. – Mother Teresa

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For auld lang syne, my dear

Let’s face it… I have more of a chance of getting hit by a bolt of lightning while tap dancing on the barn roof, than I do of keeping any New Year’s resolutions.  So this year, I’m going to be practical and set the bar low for myself and my family…real, real low. 2018 FAMILY…

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Silent Night and an outbreak of spontaneous humanity

In December, 1914, the world was caught up in the horrors of World War I.  But on Christmas Eve, on the battlefields of Flanders, the guns of the Allied and German troops fell silent.  Soon, the sounds of war were replaced by the beautiful melody of “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” (“Silent Night, Holy Night”) emanating…

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Shamrock

For ’tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray, And it’s green, green, green, all the happy night and day; Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall, And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all. ~Mary Elizabeth Blake

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Frozen

The first winter weather of the season arrived as an ice storm today. Schools closed.  Power lines came down.  Roads iced over.  And the old timer up the road slid his truck into a ditch. Despite the inconveniences caused by the storm, I cannot help but see the beauty of the ice.  

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WPC: The little white church

The little white church in my small town has just a handful of members now.  It has, however, miraculously managed to keep its doors open.  Many of the small churches around here have long been shuttered.  A few have been lucky enough to find a second life as office space or storage. It’s sad when…

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When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen… there will be something to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.