Tag Archives: Self

More Forgiveness Than I Deserve

The part of the sermon that I caught today had to do with forgiveness.  Really I suppose it’s a matter of perception, correct? And it’s not about deserving.  We all deserve ‘justice’.  What we get is God’s mercy and love … Continue reading

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Standing On the Ledge

Today, dear readers, is New Year’s Eve.  I do hope each and every one of you has a truly beautiful, safe and wonderful New Year’s Eve! May your night and new morn be filled with the 20/20 of recalling nothing … Continue reading

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First Principles: Practice Virtue In Yourself and Encourage It In Others

“Righteousness alone can exalt [America] as a nation. Reader! Whoever thou art, remember this; and in thy sphere practice virtue thyself, and encourage it in others… [T]he great pillars of all government and of social life: I mean virtue, morality, … Continue reading

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First Principles: May Our List of Virtues Include Curing Ourselves of Pride and Becoming More Humble

“My List of Virtues contain’d at first but twelve: But a Quaker Friend having kindly inform’d me that I was generally thought proud; that my Pride show’d itself frequently in Conversation; that I was not content with being in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Act Worthy of Yourselves

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. … Continue reading

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The Rock

A poem of gratitude #19: The Rock by Michael Romani Steadfast in the rock that is my messiah Sadly, I still fall victim to my worse desires Like Peter, I know that I would have lied If I falsely stated, … Continue reading

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Thankfulness For the Armor of God

A poem in gratitude for our creator #18: Thankfulness For the Amor of God by Michael Romani When I look into the mirror It no longer takes a seer To see that I am not the enemy But am still … Continue reading

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With Appreciation

A poem of gratitude #15 in appreciation and gratitude for the influence of the California Sound of the 1960s and early 1970s. With Appreciation by Michael Romani There is really all kinds of music But, it doesn’t really abuse it … Continue reading

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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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The Healing Acceptance of Self

A poem of humility and gratitude # 12: The Healing Acceptance of Self by Michael Romani With gratitude, I accept myself No longer looking for answers from a shelf But, seeking instead to find peace from within Behind that wall … Continue reading

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