Tag Archives: Focus

Joy In the Gifts of Hard Times

The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 7 is to write a poem about gifts and joy.  Above this challenge was a bit about how poetry can prove quite the therapeutic tool.  I can see this easily from my own life.  From this … Continue reading

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Seeking the Face of God

Based in part on Psalms 27:8: Seeking the Face of God by Michael Romani Thankful for being a child of God Dwelling in prayer, not finding it odd But a place that knows my gratitude Keeping this thought in my … Continue reading

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Fixed Focus

Based in part on 1 John 3: Fixed Focus by Michael Romani Having learned that I cannot serve More than the one that I deserve Defining the character of Christianity Far exceeds any pride or vanity It is the four … Continue reading

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One Purpose Lived

Based in part on 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12: One Purpose Lived by Michael Romani Every life has purpose and significance Be it plain wrapped or laced in elegance Labeled in the title of many special things Some with no rewards some … Continue reading

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Dream Big Ghazal

Poem A Day #4 is to be of the Ghazal poetry form. Ghazals were originally popularized and written by such notables as Rumi and Hafiz of Persia.  Through the influence of Goethe (1749–1832), the ghazal became very popular in Germany … Continue reading

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Time Well Spent

In this age of global interconnection, we face a modern paradox.  At the same time that we are more connected than ever, we are also increasingly polarized and alienated from one another.  What might have been and can still be … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Should Focus More On the Integrity of Love Than Purity of Dogma

“We worry more about the purity of dogma than about the integrity of love.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel, rabbi and professor (11 Jan 1907-1972)    

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Thought For the Day: Focus On Freedom and Development of Character To Realize the Potential of Individuals

“Envy doesn’t create wealth. Freedom and character does. How about we focus less on punishing those who succeed and more on helping those who are not realizing their potential?”  – Star Parker    

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Thought For the Day: Focus On Remedies Not Faults

“Focus on remedies not faults.” – Jack Nicklaus      

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Black Friday Concessions

Crass commercialism versus spirit of Christmas anyone? Black Friday Concessions by Michael Romani Looking down from my self imposed mountain I spied a parade announcing one thing certain At the end of one very long advertisement Santa Claus’s arrival came … Continue reading

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