Archive for the ‘Encouragement’ Category

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“All is well.”

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Trying saying it.  Even out loud.  Just to see how it feels.

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A Label-Free World

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What an incredible truth!  (And, oh gosh, how it indicts me.)

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I LOVE this short video about labeling:

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I Survived Plunging Over Niagara Falls! (Seriously!)

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On this day 55 years ago, 7-year-old Roger Woodward, who was wearing a life jacket, survived a 162-foot plunge over Niagara Falls after a boating accident. Woodward, who later developed a love of boating, became a certified diver, even joined the Navy, became the first person to go over the Falls by accident and live. He had one peaceful moment during the chaotic, scary incident… (1960)roger-woodward-Niagra rescue-1960-newspaper

While he was going over the brink of the Falls, he said he felt like he was “floating in a cloud. I had no sensation of up or down.” Newspapers called it a “miracle” that he survived the rocky bottom of Horseshoe Falls. It may have been a “water cone” that broke his fall, a phenomenon of water and air bouncing back up from the rocks. The retired white collar worker, who now lives in Alabama suffered only a slight concussion, scrapes and bruises. His first word when rescued in Ontario by the tour boat at the bottom was reportedly, “Gosh”.

— Good News Network

More info:  http://www.infoniagara.com/history/rogerwoodward_miracle.aspx

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Wow.

Grateful for the Cry of Reason

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I love it when a voice of compassion, strength and reason is heard so clearly.  You may already have seen this, but here’s South Carolina State Representative Jenny Horne of Dorchester County as she delivered an impassioned speech last night after sitting through hours of attempts to avoid a clean bill taking down the Confederate Rebel Flag from the SC capitol grounds.

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Thank you, Representative Horne.

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“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:  … A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”

Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 4

Either/Or vs Both/And Thinking?

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I am coming to love and appreciate the teachings of Franciscan Richard Rohr.  I am learning so much about the danger of Either/Or thinking.  And the liberating joy of Both/And thinking.

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Consider today’s short meditation:

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Richard-Rohr-s-Meditation–Growing-into-Contemplative-Seeing.html?soid=1103098668616&aid=tPxKR8HVaow

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Amazing Grace

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Whatever our political affiliations or leanings, grace is certainly amazing.

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Peace to Our Country, Peace to Our World.

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Saturday Evening Post: Lowering and Raising

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It’s time for some flags to be LOWERED–and some flags to be RAISED.

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Yesterday afternoon, after the Supreme Court announcement, in an impromptu celebration in Johnson Square here in Savannah:

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First couple who married in Chatham County (Savannah):

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Of course, we do not all agree, but hopefully we can all respect.

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May Love and Joy be your Portion this night …

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… because really, it’s all about Love.

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Simply Love.

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