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Wednesday of Hope – In a Power Greater than Ourselves

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable. 

– Maya Angelou

Gratitude the Breath of Life


Every time you express gratitude or compassion for any aspect of yourself or someone else, you breathe life in.

– Mariah Fenton Gladis, Tales of a Wounded Healer

Gratitude in Abundance

Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself.

– Jalaluddin Rumi

Wednesday of Hope – One Day at a Time

Today is only a small manageable segment of time in which our difficulties need not overwhelm us. This lifts from our hearts and minds the heavy weight of both past and future.

– Anonymous, One Day at a Time in Al-Anon

The Greatest Gift

The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves.

– David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

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Wednesday’s Child Is Full of . . . Hope

The theme for the month of November (on Sundays) is still Gratitude. But for this particular Wednesday, I’ve decided we need a change in the words of the nursery rhyme. I’m going to squeeze a little hope in alongside gratitude. Don’t you think they’ll do well together???

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe  hope,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonnie and blithe and good and gay.
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O Adonai – O Lord

Probably this is as close as I'll ever come to a burning bush

Probably this is as close as I’ll ever come to a burning bush

O Adonai and Leader of the House of Israel, you appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and gave him the Law on Sinai. O come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.

-source of translation unknown

O Lord, come!

O Lord, come!