The Heart of the Matter

What sort of people will we be? What will we choose to believe? Will we be open and unafraid; Or angry, frightened, Stuck in our own ways? Will we choose generosity And noble pursuits; Will we be tight-fisted, Uncaring brutes? Will our power and wealth Be invested for good Or squandered and hoarded Until allContinue reading “The Heart of the Matter”

Now, More Than Ever

I wrote this as I thought about the incredibly negative news that tends to invade our homes each day. My hope and belief is, what gets presented is not how the majority of us think, feel or act.  It is important to realize this and keep the power of choice that we each have.  Continue reading “Now, More Than Ever”

Come for a Visit

I started a new blog after the US election. It’s at http://patriotsvoiceblog.wordpress.com I called it that because of a statement by Barack Obama, “WE are all patriots.”  The definition of this word is interesting:  “a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.” It does not meanContinue reading “Come for a Visit”

Reactions Run Amuck

What is happening????? Why are people acting out so violently?????   Perhaps it’s time for one long time out:  Take a break from all of the things that anger, distress, worry or frighten us; find some quiet, nurturing peace and calm down.  There does seem to be a corporate unrest in the air these days.Continue reading “Reactions Run Amuck”

How Can We Have Hope

How can we have hope In times so full of fear; When troubles seem to boil, Robbing us of peace and cheer?   How can we hold on When violence is brewing; Pouring into our streets, Its hateful venom spewing?   The answer is this; Its secret not hidden: Surroundings can’t stop her, For hopeContinue reading “How Can We Have Hope”

Don’t Give Your Power Away

I have been reading headlines about the increase of calls to crisis centers and all of the fear people have because Donald Trump got elected.  I myself was stunned and distressed when I woke up to that news last Wednesday.  I still find it quite dismaying.   The thought that helped me was, “You know,Continue reading “Don’t Give Your Power Away”

A Call To Kindness

I have been considering something for a few weeks now:  A decision to learn how to sow kindness and  grace more fully.   We are exposed to so much that is crass, angry, hateful, prejudiced and just plain rude; it is time to build more noble things up.   My goal is to be aContinue reading “A Call To Kindness”

Take Good Care

Dearest readers, I am writing to encourage you, whether you are in the United States as we count down the last 22 days to our presidential election, or you live in any great place around the world.   There is a priceless treasure in each nation:  Its people.  We come in all sizes, colors, beliefs,Continue reading “Take Good Care”

BUILD YOUR NATION

A nation is constantly being built, regardless of how long it has existed.  That is a different thought for most of us, who want to point to the founders and say that they did the whole job.  Unfortunately, that is like saying that a house is complete as soon as the foundation is laid. SuchContinue reading “BUILD YOUR NATION”