Sole Song

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Jun 082007
 

This story is shared by Kristine K. Lowder “Find the most beautiful anniversary card you can and send it to Marilyn as a token of My love for you.” “But Lord,” I sputtered, “you don’t understand. Send Marilyn a card after what she did to me? Are you kidding?” His velvet steel reply was unequivocal, […]

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Jun 062007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan I recently bought a magnifying mirror . . . a big, lighted magnifying mirror that makes it impossible for me to ignore all my face’s imperfections. The unreasonable clerk who sold me the mirror wouldn’t let me return it. She said not liking what I saw in it […]

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May 152007
 

This article is shared by Kristine K. Lowder Do you remember the jingle? It’s the catchy tune from one of TV’s top shows of yester-year: Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name, And they’re always glad you came; You want to be where you can see, Our troubles are all the same; […]

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May 152007
 

This article is shared by Kristine K. Lowder I have a confession. I’m an “after-Christmas” aficionada. I love to save on “after-Christmas” sales. I love to “stock up for next year” at half-price and exchange unwanted gifts for refunds. I like clearing up and cleaning out and the sparkling expanse of a brand new, clean-as-a-whistle […]

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Knuckle White

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May 152007
 

This poem is shared by Kristine K. Lowder Can I bind myself to that naked stake Shall I lift high the red-striped timber Will heart and hand fully lade partake Can flesh fade without a whimper? Do roses bloom without a brier Shall I bend Thy will to mine Doth dross consume sans smelting fire […]

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The Universe Gives and the Universe Takes Away

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May 152007
 

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7: 7-8 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and […]

The REAL Secret

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May 112007
 

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth and beings called Humours. God blessed Humours and gave them power to create joy and humour. God also warned Humours to avoid the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil or they will die. Humours had a whale of a time being happy and jolly […]

He Did What He Could

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Apr 302007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan John the Baptist didn’t have any great talents. He didn’t perform mystifying miracles (not even a simple card trick). He wasn’t a handsome crooner with a voice like Perry Como’s. He didn’t have degrees or diplomas. He didn’t have an impressive gift of speaking like Billy Graham. He […]

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Symbols, Thoughts or Feelings

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Apr 202007
 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6: 33-34 There is a television advert for […]

Apr 152007
 

It would be insane to overlook reality as if it didn’t exist, wouldn’t it?. That’s why anything real doesn’t have to be forgiven. It would be equally insane not to overlook illusions. That’s why illusions are only there to be forgiven, all of them without exception. Awakening starts with recognizing what’s real and what’s not, […]

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Storm Debris

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Apr 072007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan After some friends lost their home in a tornado, I helped them clean up what was left. There wasn’t much. Where their house had once stood was a refrigerator. That’s all. Destruction was everywhere. Debris covered the yard and the nearby woods. All day we sorted through the […]

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Help! I've Become My Mother!

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Apr 052007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan I swore it would never happen, but it did. I noticed it one sweltering August afternoon in 2001. I opened my mouth and . . . out came my mother’s voice! I was saying all the things I’d long ago sworn never to repeat. I HAD BECOME MY […]

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Little Acts of Love

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Apr 052007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan As I loaded dishes into the dishwasher, I sang along with the radio. My grandson looked up from the picture he was coloring and said, “Grandma, there’s one thing about you that I don’t like.” Anticipating what he was going to say, I asked, “What? That I sing […]

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Angel at the Automat

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Mar 252007
 

This short story is shared by Brian Joseph He sat down in his favorite living room chair and looked at her peacefully asleep on the couch. It had been a long day. It had started early, with a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed. He had just put the children to sleep. He picked up the […]

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Mar 132007
 

A curious mind becomes aware of its ignorance in the matters of: 1. From where do we come here and where shall we go hereafter? 2. Why do we come here and why don’t we remember the purpose? 3. On what account do we suffer in spite of adopting righteousness? Well, there is a story […]

The Dream of Losing and Finding

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Mar 102007
 

This experience called earth is a dream I have consciously created so I can experience what it feels like to lose myself so I can find myself. Trying to lose myself is a bit of a tall order because it is impossible for me to ever get lost. Let’s say I am trying to find […]

The Problem is There Aren't Any Problems

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Mar 072007
 

Look in any newspaper or watch the news and you will see that the world appears to have many problems. Even if you don’t read or watch the news most of us appear to have personal problems to resolve. When you think you’ve sorted one problem out another one raises it’s ugly head. It could […]

who's to blame?

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Mar 032007
 

There are a lot of complaints about this world, and rightly so. Judging from experience it wouldn’t be unfair to call it hell. Now, who’s to blame for this? Who dunnit? Because the atrocities of this world clearly have sprouted from the insane mind of a vicious killer, God – Who is Love – is […]

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Limburger Attitude

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Mar 022007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan I don’t like morning — it starts too early in the day. Yesterday morning was worse than most and started out bad from the get go. I always know it’s going to be a lousy day when it begins with getting out of bed. I’ve had bronchitis for […]

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Feb 212007
 

I am Non-Judgment. By this I mean there is the Me that accept all that I am being without judgment. I have written elsewhere that, for me, writing is practising self-acceptance. The computer accepts everything I write without judgment. If I choose to edit what I’ve written, that’s fine; If I choose to delete the […]

A Reminder to Be Myself

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Feb 092007
 

On the bus a young man sat behind me and he started coughing and sneezing. I could also hear other passengers coughing and sneezing downstairs. To paraphrase Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, of all the seat joints on this bus he has to sit right behind me. What to do? I had three options.

Feb 032007
 

There’s no faster way to end suffering in myself and others then by forgiving the world for what it is not. It’s not true what needs to be forgiven, it’s only an illusion. Unreality taken for real is the cause of all suffering, and forgiveness takes care of that. By letting go of the illusion […]

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Jan 312007
 

This short story is shared by Brian Joseph As soon as he sat down on the bench he began to drift back to that Valentine’s Day eighteen years before. It had been at this very same bench. He had been coming here every Valentine’s Day. He would sit for an hour or so and remember […]

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Jan 242007
 

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky Are also on the faces of people going by I see friends shakin’ hands, sayin’ “How do you do?” They’re really saying “I love you” What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstong All is Love. This means despite appearances, it is our function to love; it […]

Channelling

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Jan 232007
 

Last night, I watched a documentary on television called Trust Me I’m a Healer. In this episode called “Mr and Mrs Healer”, a man called Ray Brown claimed to be channelling the spirit of St Paul of Tarsus; Paul wrote most of the epistles in the New Testament of the Bible. Funnily enough, the day […]

Jan 162007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Have you ever wished, during some horrible time of your life, that you could run into a safe place and hide from the sadness or fear that stalks you? I saw a movie about a mother and daughter whose home was broken into. They hid in a special […]

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Jan 162007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan What can you say to a parent who loses a child to cancer? Whatever words we offer are inadequate to lessen their sorrow. We have no answers to questions like, “Why this child?” or “Why now?” and “What do I do now?” Another question we all ask and […]

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Things That Go Barf in the Night

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Jan 162007
 

This story is shared by Marsha Jordan I have difficulty sleeping because my dog shares my bed. When I say “shares,” I mean he assigns me a tiny space on the edge where I must hang on with my toenails to keep from falling out. Louie stretches out sideways in the middle of the bed […]

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What Are You Worth?

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Jan 162007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan My husband and I collect antiques and often argue about their value. He’ll say, “This is worth $500.” And my reply is “It’s not worth anything unless someone is willing to buy it.” People put great value on things. I laugh at how much some folks pay for […]

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Awakening

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Jan 162007
 

“As I see it, realising one’s nature as spirit is not about waiting for a time in the future when you will become awake; awakening is occurring in every moment you are aware of love’s presence.” Practical Spirituality What we perceive as the physical universe is in deep slumber. By “slumber” I mean the Light […]