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Zen in Hakalau: Akiko’s Prayers

Wondrous Prayer We live in modesty and simplicity, palms together, head bowed in gratitude, giving thanks for each inhale and each exhale. We settle deeply, surrendering our bones and our being to the earth, grounded deeply in our precious Hawaii.

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Posted in Environment, Grace, I BLOG, Peace, Spiritulaity, Sustainability, Uncategorized

“I want to see.”

So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.” He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to

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Posted in Christian Politicians, I BLOG, Peace, Politics and Religion

Save the Children

Abraham being asked to sacrifice his son, Isaac, by God is a story that has always made me very uneasy. What’s with this sophomoric “test???” But that was one of the readings this Sunday and it led inevitably to thinking

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Children, I BLOG, Peace, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, War

Happy Birthday, John Frederick Webster!

Let sense be numb, let flesh retire; Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still, small voice of calm!  On this day, I celebrate my beloved husband’s Quaker roots: the sitting and waiting for the “still, small voice of

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Posted in Faith, Family and Friends, Grace, I BLOG, Peace, Poetry, Quakers, Uncategorized

Pro-Life? Then Advocate for Gun Control

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Saturday January 8 of this new and already blood-stained year, was not a day of peace. A regular reader of this blog, Kaysie McAlister alerted me to

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Posted in Christian Politicians, Churches, Civic Square, Gun Control, I BLOG, Peace, Politics and Religion, Pro-Life, Religion and Political Discourse

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