Before You SpeakBefore you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself, ‘Is it true?’ At the second ask, ‘Is it necessary?’ At the third gate ask ‘Is it kind? Rumi
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Everyone feels disconnected alone and afraid acted out in anger and feigned indifference when what we want is a hug kind word a moment when we know with certainty that we will never be alone again. ******** Photo by Uzma … Continue reading
Don’t give me a plastic broom; I only want one of grass dried in the sun. Seems like plastic has replaced real things including smiles frozen on faces that have forgotten how to love.
Jars of tomatoes, pickles and okra jellies and jam stored for a winter day. Housewives shared recipes and garden gifts across picket fences. Food without chemicals from soil rich and fertile has given way to supermarkets full of false food … Continue reading
Old ladies with rolled stockings paper fans on a stick pushing hot air on faces in prayer No electric fans or air conditioning did our church have only paper fans with funeral home ads moving back and forth mixing death … Continue reading
Pass the offering plate little envelopes of tithe, there…duty done. I smile in self-satisfaction. But did I tithe all of me giving from all God has given me helping those in need laughter to those who cry? Did I tithe … Continue reading
G od of life and love L ight of the world O pens our hearts R eminding us to love one another Y ou are my brother, I am yours, too!
Mushrooms dot the lawn Last night fairies danced and sang Mushroom beds by day