Native American Prayer for Peace

In 1986, Pope John Paul II invited representatives of the world’s 12 major religions to submit and recite a prayer for world peace at Assisi, Italy on October 26, 1986. These prayers are offered on this website, one at a time, as my expression of faith that we all...

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Anvil

(Hephaesus, Greek God of Blacksmiths) I am an anvil, strike me Steel is forged Across my back Strike me I cool faster than pig iron Drizzled across the night sky I am pain without the dross Strike me I will not bleed I will not spark I will not cry out I will not die...

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Christian Prayer for Peace

World Prayers for Peace In 1986, Pope John Paul II invited representatives of the world’s 12 major religions to submit and recite a prayer for world peace at Assisi, Italy on October 26, 1986. These prayers are offered on this website, one at a time, as my expression...

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Service is the Highest Calling

Where did the phrase “Service is the Highest Calling” come from? Prodicus, a Fifth Century B.C. Greek sophist and rhetorician, from the island of Ceos, has been credited with being the first to say that service to others was the highest calling. He is also credited...

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Muslim Prayer For Peace

World Prayers for Peace In 1986, Pope John Paul II invited representatives of the world’s 12 major religions to submit and recite a prayer for world peace at Assisi, Italy on October 26, 1986. These prayers are offered on this website, one at a time, as my expression...

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Death is a Mountain

Is death timeless or an infinitesimally small point in time? Is death an event to be experienced? To be witnessed? Often, death is public. Sometimes it is a private event. Some people seem to wait until everyone has left the room in order to die alone. Others are...

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Life Review

This world is an amazing place! Some places are filled with thousands, perhaps millions of people. Some are teeming with wildlife. Others seem barren, unless, that is, you look closer. We have classical music and hip hop, jazz and blue grass. Art and architecture have...

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Hindu Prayer for Peace

World Prayers for Peace In 1986, Pope John Paul II invited representatives of the world’s 12 major religions to submit and recite a prayer for world peace at Assisi, Italy on October 26, 1986. These prayers are offered on this website, one at a time, as my expression...

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Who Am I?

Who am I, first I ask, as all manner of beast and traveler pass overhead, this way and that, armed, bearing gifts, bearing shrouds, bearing glad tidings and bad Who are you, you wonder, as you go by, this way and that, searching, selling, longing, buying, teaching....

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IAHCP Book Review

"A Life Well Lived, A Death Well Met" written by William Holsinger received a wonderful book review from the International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHCP). IAHCP is an international hospice organization based in Australia. They review books...

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