Sitting

Sitting

I sit in many places, in many ways Cross legged and cross Feet turned outward, catching the light In the theater I sit, waiting to be entertained At the dinner table, waiting to be fed Sitting is more waiting than anything else Sitting on a stump, I watch God’s world,...

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Jain Prayer for Peace

Jain 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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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is generally considered to be a harvest-related festival. Ocktoberfest, a harvest festival at the end of grape season in September that started in Germany, is a favorite of many throughout the world. Canadians have celebrated a version of Thanksgiving on...

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The Right-to-Die: An Overview

The Right-to-Die: An Overview

The right to die is a concept that a human being is entitled to end his or her life or undergo voluntary euthanasia. Possession of this right is often understood as allowing a person with a terminal illness or without the will to continue living, to end their own...

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Buddhist Prayer for Peace

Buddhist Prayer for Peace

The Goddess Paradigm (beauty, peace and harmony) 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...

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Preparing for Death

Preparing for Death

On October 2, 1986, I sat on my mother's bed as she lay comatose, wasting away from throat cancer. The doctor didn't understand why she hadn't died weeks, if not months, before. I cried and told her it was okay to go, then left for the 40-mile drive home to my...

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Native American Prayer for Peace

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

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

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

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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