Tag Archives: Community

In Gratitude for Community

A  poem in gratitude for community #14: In Gratitude for Community by Michael Romani Thinking back on the days of birds singing Always certain of what my life would be bringing Dragon flies buzzing along a cool pond breeze And … Continue reading

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Moved By Authenticity

In this season of gratitude and humility, it is our prayer that we all be moved more by humility than ego and more toward love, away from hate. Moved by Authenticity by Michael Romani In that container of love we … Continue reading

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In Sacred Witness

In this season of thankfulness and gratitude, poem #2: In Sacred Witness by Michael Romani Then was a time for counting coup But along the way, I grabbed a clue That just maybe we should be less about glory In … Continue reading

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Carnegie

Across the United States, one man’s wealth is responsible for the building not hundreds but thousands of libraries. Carnegie by Michael Romani In the annals of American history Andrew Carnegie bequested his legacy As a force of Gilded Age philanthropy … Continue reading

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The Path of Kindness

Based in part on Proverbs 3:3-4 The Path of Kindness by Michael Romani Stretched patience gives its opportunity As a choice of kindness felt in empathy God has given His shine into this darkness That would otherwise know not but … Continue reading

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Retribution For Frailty

Sadists like to kick people when they’re down.   Turn to multiple forums from Facebook to otherwise and you see people constantly tearing at each other and doing this for the good of the other.  Interesting how we convince ourselves … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Small Business Owners Who Have the Most Stake In Our Country and Community and Are Its Best Citizens

“The more people who own little businesses of their own, the safer our country will be, and the better off its cities and towns; for the people who have a stake in their country and their community are its best … Continue reading

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Cultivating Kindness III

The Lord shows His kindness is His Yes, His No and His Wait.  All things that happen, happen with purpose.  It’s important in our growing to consider this perspective no matter how personally unsettling things get or are. Cultivating Kindness … Continue reading

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Hot Sauce

Scribbled tales tell more than most would want to know, right? Hot Sauce by Michael Romani Layers of texture Provide the details The hot sauce of conjecture Told in a scribbled tale It’s a portrait of a community But also … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Generally, Societies Flourish and Decline To the Degree These Exercise the Duties of Justice and Humanity

“As a general truth, communities prosper and flourish, or droop and decline, in just the degree that they practise or neglect to practise the primary duties of justice and humanity.” – William Henry Seward, Secretary of State, Governor, and Senator … Continue reading

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