Category: Lent Blog 2023

  • A Movie about Kindness

    The Academy Award winner for 2023 for Short Film (Animated) was “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.” It is all about kindness. You can stream it on Apple TV+. The streaming channel offers a 7 day free trial, so if you do not have it, try it out and watch this lovely…

  • Watch out for each other…

    Well friends, for some reason this morning, the earlier blog post from this week appeared today again. Here is today’s post. My apologies for the double post this week. “Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up…

  • Kindness

    A smile is a gift from one passingno awareness what it bestowsno notion where she walksno knowledge what her shoulders carrythis gesture liftsboth giver and receiver’s spiritsin astonishing ways A compliment to anotherpraises, acknowledgesvibrations stir long afterheartstrings glow with gladnesslike sunshine breaking throughafter storms A prayer for someone dearjourneys to Heavenillumines the pathbolsters courage and…

  • A Change to Kindness

    By Scott Baker The streets of Manhattan! New York City! Millions of special characters, special stories! Decorating the scenery here are the young Hassidic Jewish men who wear their long coats and hats on the hottest days of Summer, the most freezing days of Winter, who try to assemble men from the streets to perform…

  • Kind

    One of a kind – I hope there’s more.You can be the one and only,but, imagine if there were four.Four of a kind is swell in a game of pokerAnd if you hurry and depart that match,you’ll be a little bit less broker. When you consider ‘my kind’ or yours,you can be more, or less,…

  • “You can lean on me brother, I can see you’ve carried too long…”

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

  • Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath

    Looked down from a broken skyTraced out by the city lightsMy world from a mile highBest seat in the house tonight Touched down on the cold black topHold on for the sudden stopBreathe in the familiar shockOf confusion and chaos All those people goin’ somewhereWhy have I never cared? Give me Your eyes for just…

  • Showing Up as an Act of Kindness

    Today, I share a kindness practice. Showing up for the people in our lives, especially children makes a world of difference.

  • Hope in a Song

    On a recent walk, the overcast sky reflected my mood.  A jumble of worries, uncertainty and items to cross off my to-do list filled my mind. Overwhelm filled my heart as the to-dos far outnumbered the hours in the day…again.

  • “Feed the Birds”

    Shared by Sandy D. I have a few friends who love birds… some are bird watchers, some love feeding them and some do both. One friend can identify a bird by its beak, color of feathers or song. Growing up in an urban city, I can say that there’s something about feeding birds that is…