Sunday Inspiration: Hate is too great a burden to bear

“Hate is just as injurious to the hater as it is to the hated. Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Many of our inner conflicts are rooted in hate. This is why psychiatrists say, ‘Love or perish.’ Hate is too great a burden to bear.” -Dr. Martin…

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Sunday Inspiration: God’s dream

God’s dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion. Desmond Tutu   These words are in memory of Bishop Tutu, a great religious and political leader who helped the people of South Africa move towards justice,…

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Sunday Inspiration: I hope you make mistakes

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. — Neil Gaiman

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Sunday Inspiration: The Work of Christmas

The Work of Christmas When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the…

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Sunday Inspiration: The Wise-Man Star

Every once in a while I share this reading at Christmas. The excerpt comes from my novel Fugitive, which was released as part of a romance trilogy from Silhouette Books in the 1990s, and is now available in revised form as part of the three book Homecoming series on my web site. Tate, the heroine, has…

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Sunday Inspiration: Advent is Possible

“The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian   Are you looking forward to greatness this Advent season? What joy awaits you?

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Sunday Inspiration: When your flashlight grows dim…

When a flashlight grows dim or quits working, do you just throw it away? Of course not. You change the batteries. 🔦 When a person messes up or finds themselves in a dark place, do you cast them aside? Of course not! You help them change their batteries. Some need AA…attention and affection; some need…

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Sunday Inspiration: Gratitude

“Some people could be given an entire field of roses and only see thorns in it. Others could be given a single weed and only see the wildflower in it. Perception is a key component to gratitude. And gratitude is a key component to joy. -Amy Weatherly   Sometimes we think of gratitude as something…

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Sunday Inspiration: Happy Thanksgiving!

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into…

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