Category Archives: Your Monday Blessing

Your Monday blessing comes from a place dear to my heart. I’ve come to know the Warrington YMCA, as well as their affiliated night shelter, a little over the last two years. Twice a month or so, a few of … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching #1

The word that can be spoken is not the eternal word. The picture that can be drawn is not the true picture. The indescribable created all. The describable is the mother of every thing. Therefore, only beyond the thinking mind, … Continue reading

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The Ocean Forgets

The world remembers; the ocean forgets. All the tablets of sale and gentlemen’s bets, The criminal records and parking fines – Earth’s tear knows not what’s yours, nor cares what’s mine. It just roars on. Keep shouting, dear friend! Mad … Continue reading

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Flight Mode

The only things real are grief and joy. As seagulls try out wheelies in the sky between blacktops, my children earn their wings on toys that were a history lesson when I was young. I leave my cell on mute, … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: The Calculus of Prayer

In the morning, when I talk to God, I say, I would love to find a clean pair of boxers waiting for me on the laundry rack, but then don’t worry about me, God; you must have much bigger matters … Continue reading

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Love in Common

  Remember, for all of us human beings who are not yet past loving (and I would wager that is almost all of us who drag breath into our lungs), the earth is wide enough that there is a place … Continue reading

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Your Monday(ish) blessing: No Wisdom Whatsoever

I slept well last night, and this morning I managed to not check the news on my phone. I went and drank coffee, sat there. For a moment or two. Found a book of stories on the shelf that spoke … Continue reading

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The Turtle Dove

Your (perennially tardy) Monday Blessing: The Turtle Dove   My faith in turtle doves is hard to quantify. I know the sound well: a throaty, mournful, muted trumpet, that collides with the atmosphere and flares out dully into glory. The … Continue reading

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Blessing for Beginnings

Blessing for Beginnings If you are well, If you are fit, and ready, and healthy, And energized, Then now is the time to begin. Begin the novel, begin the exercise regime, Begin the new you, begin the home improvement, Begin … Continue reading

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As Dark as it Gets

This is as dark as it gets. This is true, true dark. This is as dark as it gets, says the earth to the spirit. Don’t look up, yet, for there is nothing to see. Rush, if you must. Push … Continue reading

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