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Finding Peace

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.

–Thomas Merton

I’ve begun trauma therapy after living with PTSD for thirty years, and I’m finding it, well, traumatic.

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Taking pictures with my father

For me there is an almost spiritual experience when outdoors taking photos.

Usually I am by myself. Who in their right mind would want to get up before sunrise and make a drive in the dark not knowing where you are going to end up only to take a few photos. 353 more words


born of eve ~

daylight steals her dewy breath
begs the blossoms bloom
with colors of ten thousand summer songs
brushed into a tapestry
laced with rich perfume
the soul’s delight… 22 more words


Insanity / Madness

“You would not tolerate insane behavior on your part, and would hardly advance the excuse that you could not help it. Why should you tolerate insane thinking? 355 more words



Follow us
At every turn
Like programmed
In our steps

So we follow them
Obey their “suggestions”
Hardly look beyond

Habits are made of steal… 34 more words


Stars Shall Bend Their Voices in October 2018

Stars Shall Bend Their Voices:
Poets’ Favorite Hymns & Spiritual Songs

edited by Jeffrey L. Johnson

*Available for pre-order.*
paper / $18.00
Orison Books

From the Publisher  113 more words


Wonderful interfaith event

I am grateful I had the privilege of being on the planning committee for this wonderful interfaith event. This was the 38th Annual Women’s Interfaith Conference in St. 171 more words