Tag Archives: Vanity

A Gentle Heart At Christmas

The message of Christmas is one that is amply brought to mind by the life lived by the Nikolas who became a bishop and the touted as saint watched the stories of his saintly life turn into the legendary Santa … Continue reading

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The Practice of Kindness

Based in part on the Gospel according to Luke: The Practice of Kindness by Michael Romani In this world of madness Inundated with sadness What happened to kindness In this world of blindness A moment’s thought for others All of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Pride Is Among The Hardest of Our Passions To Subdue

“In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Marine

Looking back, a lifetime ago or so it now seems One of the things that was foremost in my dreams Was the thought of growing up and becoming someone Like Jacques Cousteau, only an American one I would study and … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Iron

The whispered rumor says the ways of humanity Rest on gold, silver, iron and a heated vanity Doing onto others has become the golden rule Serving takes strength, not the rage of fools This sense of sacred teases in its … Continue reading

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What Did Mary Know?

Based on Luke 2:52: What Did Mary Know? by Michael Romani Sweet Mother Mary was there from the start With love of a mother that would never depart Providing in part the example for His humanity A study in relationship of … Continue reading

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First Principles: What Is Inside A Person Matters More Than Appearance

“Do not conceive that fine Clothes make fine Men, any more than fine feathers make fine Birds.” – George Washington (1783) The worth of any person comes from what is inside not outward appearance.  I cannot count the number of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day x 2: In Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?” But, conscience asks the question, “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Prefer

There’s a lot of talk out on the street About what gentlemen prefer and don’t I can think of pros and cons we’ll meet In what will prove important and what won’t But if you ask me, this attempted gentleman, … Continue reading

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In A Void of Grace

In A Void of Grace by Michael Romani There is a constancy to aging with grace While we watch the globe changing its face Names that reveal more about our yesterdays Telling more about our all too human ways Than … Continue reading

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