We Did Not Ask For This Room

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“We did not ask for this room or this music. We were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces to the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty. We have been given pain to be astounded by joy. We have been given life to deny death. […]

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A Prayer in Spring

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   OH, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year.   Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; And make us happy […]

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Beauty Is There Offering Itself

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Beauty is there offering itself every day asking nothing not even that you notice the way the light shines through dry grass at sundown or the way shadows lay themselves across some arrangement of sandstone boulders or how the crisp air moves in and out as you climb an upward trail blue mountains to the […]

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“It’s All Music, Eh?”

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I wasn’t a close friend of TR Richie‘s. But we ran in the some of the same circles. And we shared some powerful times with our Coho/Calvin’s friends, especially through Michael and Kendra. I’ve been following TR’s final journey with some interest, as cancer has been taking its toll. Some friends may have seen the […]

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Woody’s New Years Resolutions

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Even though I’ve made it crystal clear that I do not make New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve reposted these several years on this day just because they’re so awesome. This list is from 1942 and the great Woody Guthrie. Click the pic to enlarge. As I’ve said before, I don’t “do” New Year’s Resolutions. I have […]

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This is My Song

This is my song, Oh God of all the nations,A song of peace for lands afar and mine.This is my home, the country where my heart is;Here are my hopes, my dreams, my sacred shrine.But other hearts in other lands are beating,With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine. My country’s skies are […]

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The Peace of Wild Things

“When despair for the world grows in meand I wake in the night at the least soundin fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,I go and lie down where the wood drakerests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.I come into the peace of wild things who […]

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What’s Going On

Mother, motherThere’s too many of you cryingBrother, brother, brotherThere’s far too many of you dyingYou know we’ve got to find a wayTo bring some lovin’ here today, yeah Father, fatherWe don’t need to escalateYou see, war is not the answerFor only love can conquer hateYou know we’ve got to find a wayTo bring some lovin’ […]

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For The Time Being

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“Well, so that is that.  Now we must dismantle the tree, Putting the decorations back into their cardboard boxes — Some have got broken — and carrying them up to the attic. The holly and the mistletoe must be taken down and burnt, And the children got ready for school.  There are enough Left-overs to […]

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Home By Another Way

In honor of the day… Home By Another Way Those magic men the MagiSome people call them wiseOr Oriental, even kingsWell anyway, those guysThey visited with JesusThey sure enjoyed their stayThen warned in a dream of King Herod’s schemeThey went home by another way Yes they went home by another wayHome by another wayMaybe me […]

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