Tag Archives: Compassion

When status stunts your growth

I grew up in a very middle class suburban neighborhood filled with two style of houses, brick ranches and tri-levels. Everything and everyone was homogeneous. No one had a bigger or nicer house, and no one drove a fancier car. It … Continue reading

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The battle over our health

I watched a program last night, episode four, in a series called Life on the Line; The Lasting Impact. This episode was about Wilber “Wil” Alexander who has “sat at the bedside of the sick and the dying for the last … Continue reading

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Active participants in our salvation

Today in the United States we inaugurate a new president. While I pray President Trump leads with wisdom, compassion, and justice, we cannot simply sit back and watch whatever unfolds. We the people have a tremendous responsibility to work together, … Continue reading

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I am not nasty enough

It has been brought to my attention that I may be too nice, not mean enough. I thought about this today. How can I be more controversial, more contentious, more disagreeable, nastier. A little background. I am southern, about as … Continue reading

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How we are weaved together

The Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) preaches the concept of interdependence. In personal terms, you and I remain and develop because of the existence of each other. Thay concludes that if we stay mindful … Continue reading

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I bought someone a meal today

I needed a few things at the grocery store today, dog food, dog bones, some ham and sliced cheese. I got the chance to speak with John, an elderly man who bags groceries there. I hadn’t seen him in several … Continue reading

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A recipe for thanks

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” –  Henry David Thoreau This week we celebrate Thanksgiving in America. I must admit it is my favorite holiday primarily because the focus is on eating which … Continue reading

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