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Monthly Archives: March 2015

In Flight: Blogging Northern Michigan

I posted this poem by Mary Oliver several days ago, but her poetry is always so inspiring. The world goes on and we have a place in the family of things.

Prayer for a Field Mouse

Pat Riviere-Seel’s poem has a Mary Oliver feel where she honours a small animal that we might even notice in our daily walks. It is a blessing and prayer to have all that Nature offers us.

We soak in the world and find extraordinary in the ordinary.

Bless the gray mouse

that found her way
into the recycle bin.
Bless her tiny body,
no bigger than my thumb,
huddled and numb
against the hard side.
Bless her bright eye,
a frightened gleaming
that opened to me
and the nest she made
from shredded paper,
all I could offer.
Bless her last hours
alone under the lamp
with food and water near.
Bless this brief life
I might have ended
had she stayed hidden
inside the insulation.
Bless her body returned
to earth, no more
or less than any creature.

today was good. today was fun. tomorrow is another one. – dr. seuss

I presented today at a small symposium and used Dr. Seuss as one of leadership and research references. He had such a way with words. Tomorrow is another one.

I didn't have my glasses on....

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– sure signs of a fun spring birthday celebration for baby v-

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Encouragement

I had the opportunity to hear some of John O”Donohue’s poems read by David Whyte who was a friend. It was wonderful and inspiritional. It seems everything O’Donohue wrote took the form of a blessing.

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

Many times encouragement blesses someone to walk into their season, conquer a fear, feel loved, move forward, get a job, smile. The possibilities are endless to what words of encouragement can do! 😀

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God bless us, by faith, as we encourage those around us today! Let thy will be done.

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Growing Love 

Here are a wonderful image, a beautiful poem, and a Rumi quote to enjoy. There are words that speak only in silence.

Squireles in the snow.

These are incredible pictures. The photographer was patient to get all these wonderful and humourous photos. Fact is sometimes better than fiction. Without photoshopping, these images point to the innate curiousity and desire animals have for fun.

Monday Musings: Elsewhere

The short Rumi verse is accompanied by a wonderful picture. The trees blend with the sky and clouds.

TINY LESSONS BLOG

sunset heavens and sea 2 by tiny

My soul is from elsewhere,

I’m sure of that,

and I intend to end up there.

-Rumi

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