Sunday Inspiration: Perception is the key

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

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Sunday Inspiration: Did I offer peace today?

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. -Henri Nouwen Can you imagine asking these questions at the end of every day — and…

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Sunday Inspiration: Be Soft

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. -Iain Thomas Tomorrow is my birthday — not…

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Sunday Inspiration: Summer

“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screen porch on cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape.” -Harper Lee   May your summer be filled with happiness, good food, and a thousand colors!  

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Sunday Inspiration: From Failure to Happy Novelist

“When I was 15, I spent a month working on an archeological dig. I was talking to one of the archeologists one day during our lunch break and he asked those kinds of ‘getting to know you’ questions you ask young people: Do you play sports? What’s your favorite subject? And I told him, no…

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Sunday Inspiration: Feed the hungry

“What Jesus never said: ‘Feed the hungry only if they have papers.’ ‘Clothe the naked only if they’re from your country.’ ‘Welcome the stranger only if there’s zero risk.’ ‘Help the poor only if it’s convenient.’ ‘Love your neighbor only if they look like you.’” -James Martin, S.J. Thank you, Father Martin. I appreciate your…

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Sunday Inspiration: In Memory

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life for something bigger than oneself.” -Joseph Campbell May we remember and honor today and every day all the heroes in our lives, those who have fought bravely for our country and those who have protected and nurtured it with their devotion and sacrifice.

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Sunday Inspiration: What am I looking for?

“If you are looking for verses in the Bible with which to support slavery, you will find them. If you are looking for verses with which to abolish slavery, you will find them. If you are looking for verses with which to oppress women, you will find them. If you are looking for for verses…

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