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The Bitter Glass

The Two Trees by William Butler Yeats Beloved, gaze in thine own heart, The holy tree is growing there; From joy the holy branches start And all the trembling flowers they bear. The changing colours of its fruit Have dowered … Continue reading

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Creating Destiny

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. Thinking that you are a victim is enough to … Continue reading

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A Prayer

A Prayer by St. Francis of Assisi Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. Where there is despair, may we bring hope. If … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility

You’ve probably come across the idea in your life that “everything happens for a reason.” People usually make this point known when they are suffering an ill of some unknown origin or counseling another who is moving through a difficult … 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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The Courage to Face Ingratitude XIII

“We must ever tower high above dependence on human gratitude or we can do nothing really great, nothing truly noble. The expectation of gratitude is the alloy of an otherwise virtuous act. It ever dulls the edge of even our … Continue reading

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