Tag Archives: soul

A Seed

  I was a seed searching for a place to root. Carried by turbulent winds to desolate soil I could have withered and dried. Transported by flighty fowl of feelings to distant shores, I may have drowned in oceans of … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

Every day, each of us makes decisions that determine the direction in which our lives will move. No one, no matter how wise, how highly principled or experienced, can make the right decision every time. To err is no disgrace. … Continue reading

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Fullness

Only Emptiness Is Prepared for Fullness ~Richard Rohr

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The Greening of All Things

The divine photosynthesis that grows everything from within by transforming light into itself ~Hildegard of Bingen [1098–1179] called this viriditas, or the greening of all things, a metaphor for spiritual and physical health, which is visible in the divine word.

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My Heart is Fixed, it is My Mind That Wanders. . .

What is true what is real what I see or what I feel, the questions burn a crooked trail though heart is strong, mind is frail. I straddle lines that mark the way one step, which foot will lead today. … Continue reading

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Leaning Into Life

Like the cedar leaning precariously towards light, roots pulled from what anchors it, risks uprooting completely, I too lean toward the elusive goodness of truth. Most trees, content to grow straight and tall accept the space they’ve been given, stunted … Continue reading

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Seeking or Seeing

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust

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Porthole

What I allow into my head finds its way to my heart, which is a porthole to my soul. ~Craig D. Lounsbrough

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Springs of Life

Watch over your heart with all diligence for from it flow the springs of life. ~Proverbs

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Heart Sounds of Life

Hard to describe the sound of a happy fire on a chilly morning – like the sound of my heart when I have my head underwater, or wind through a cracked open window, air sucking in, flames bouncing, wood crackling … Continue reading

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From My Serene Spot In The Woods

I send out love to my world healing for those we have wronged, peace for those who know only war and hate, strength for those who are weak and restitution for those who have lost all they valued. Lord help … Continue reading

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Cover Me

Cold, white snow cover me, in a blanket of purity with flakes of truth that are unique. Cover me so that I may rest untroubled beneath your softness, dormant, safe, undisturbed. I know spring will come and I will burst … Continue reading

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The Path

“The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.” ~Proverb

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Don’t Put It All Back In The Attic

Don’t put it all back in the attic, that generosity that moves us to give more than we take, the happy greetings to those we never noticed before, the desire to be with those we love even though they are … Continue reading

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I’m Really Not That Old

Depression, despair, hopelessness everywhere, but I experience life in the deep, secret soul of youth where death is for those much older than I. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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