Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Fundamentalism

“We can build a community out of seekers of truth,but not out of possessors of truth.” William Sloan Coffin Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. was a liberal Christian clergyman and long-time peace activist with international stature. He was ordained in the Presbyterian church and later received ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ. For …

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Nurturing My Soul

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year? Horace   Quintus Horatius Flaccus, (December 8, 65 BC – Rome, November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time …

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Silence

What a strange power there is in silence. Ralph Waldo Emerson When we think of the word silence and all of its possible meanings, many uses may come to mind; Silence in language, prayer, gestures and symbols, in music, in debate, in law, in spirituality, commemorative silence and complete silence. Each of these has a …

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Peace of Mind

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” Marcus Aurelius   I have learned that I will have peace of mind in exact proportion to the peace of mind I bring into the lives of other people, and it has taught me the true meaning of the admonition “happy are …

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Living With Our Choices

You make your choices and you live with them. In the end, you are those choices. Before the end, however, you can change what what you are and what you will become by changing the decisions that you make. Terry Gorski Throughout my life as a child, teenager and adulthood, I lived as though I …

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