May 22, 2015

a life worth living

May 21, 2015

getting enough

There are two ways to get enough: One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less. G.K. Chesterton

May 20, 2015

compassion hurts

It's necessary to keep life balanced. In order to effectively care for others, you must also be sure to care for yourself.

May 19, 2015

all the same color

May 18, 2015

true wisdom


May 17, 2015

a prayer for compassion

A Prayer for Compassion

Lord God,
We confess:
our lifestyles are too busy,
our focus self-centered,
and our world is consumed
with fear, greed, and pride.
Sometimes, Lord, we react
to the pains of others
with a flippant “who cares?”

Yet, in our more receptive times,
when Your Voice calls to
our innermost beings,
We know with absolute certainty two things
we desperately need:
To be loved…and to love.

Hear us, Lord,
grateful, thankful to experience occasional
breakthrough moments of unconditional love.

Be with those whose hearts are broken,
demoralized by life’s blows;
those who mirror to us that unfairness and suffering
is not lightened by pat answers or avoidance,
but is made bearable
because of fellow travelers
who truly do care,
and show it.

Walk with us, God.
Our trek is not always easy,
our vision shortsighted, our love often hidden.
May we seek the deeper places
where our compassion, our joy reflect
You, the God who is Love.

This prayer was taken from Lifeline Chaplaincy based in Houston, Texas.

May 16, 2015

a question for all of us

February 27, 1902 - December 20, 1968 : John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden and the novella Of Mice and Men.

May 15, 2015

no one really knows

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for. - Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLK