Tag Archive: love

The Beginning of Love

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image … Thomas Merton Oh, it’s so hard, isn’t it? To allow others to be who they are. To give them the gift of being the unique person they were […]

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What People Who are Dying Most Want to Talk About

Simply put, this is a very powerful article about what matters most to people who are dying.  From the perspective of a hospice chaplain, this is what they want to talk about.  It’s titled: Life Lessons from a Hospice Chaplain.  We hope you’ll be moved by it as much as we were. Enjoy a peaceful […]

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Love. Goodness. Mercy.

Remember that you don’t choose love; love chooses you. All you really can do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing then reach out and give it away.      Kent Nerburn A wedding and a funeral.  There’s one of each for […]

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It Goes On

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.      Robert Frost  The one thing that endures above everything else in this world, in this life, is love.  It never ends.  It is never taken away.  It is what goes on.  It is love that, ultimately, consistently overcomes and […]

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Mothering is Not for the Faint of Heart

On this Mother’s Day weekend we celebrate our own mothers and grandmothers, our wives, and all those women who give their love to nurture us in so many ways: To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you To those who (have ever) lost a child …  we mourn with […]

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Every child is an artist

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso What would it look like if we lived without inhibitions?  Here’s one glimpse: The other night my (Tom’s) family and I were at some friends’ house for dinner and our two oldest children Lillian, 5, and […]

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I am Enough. We are Enough.

Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness.  It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, “No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.  It’s going to bed at night thinking, “Yes, I am imperfect and […]

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When There is Love

For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour.  What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.  Victor E. Frankl We know all too well that all any of […]

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