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To Hope

Hope only springs eternal in those who remain true to the truth, regardless of external pressures. Hope is the pilot light which ignites the passionate fires of faith, though it too can be extinguished by the turbulent winds of frantic … Continue reading

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Receiving Blessings

The longing for blessings is a universal human desire. It transcends religious boundaries and cosmological viewpoints and is one of the few things in common between Ned Flanders and Charles Darwin. We all long to receive blessings from life, God, … Continue reading

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Your Current of Inspiration

Consider these two statements this morning: You cannot give what you do not have. You tend to inspire in others that which you have within you. If there is not peace and tranquility in your heart and mind, it is … Continue reading

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By Bread Alone

“Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel Life is a mix of predictable cycles punctuated on occasion by the unexpected. The most obvious rhythms we experience are those caused … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude XIX

“Let us conceive of gratitude in its largest, most beautiful sense, that if we receive any kindness we are debtor, not merely to one man, but to the whole world. As we are each day indebted to thousands for the … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude VII

“To realize that he who once lived in the sanctuary of our affection, in the frank confidence where conversation seemed but our soliloquy, and to whom our aims and aspirations have been thrown open with no Bluebeard chamber of reserve, … Continue reading

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