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Finding meaning

In the forward to his new book, Bruce Feiler quotes Thomas Merton: “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another.” I recently heard Feiler talk in Dallas about his book The First Love Story—Adam, Eve and Us. –Joy

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Adam and Eve?

The story of Adam and Eve is about love—about connections, Bruce Feiler stressed when he talked recently in Dallas about his new book The First Love Story—Adam, Eve, and Us. “God doesn’t want us to be alone,” Feiler said. This story is also about resilience, he added. “Adam and Eve leave Eden together, and they […]

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An Irish blessing

I’m Irish; so, I’m sending you an old Irish blessing for St. Patrick’s Day. May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. –Joy

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Think with patience

Mary Oliver, in her book Upstream, says that she has learned from the great ones—writers like Shelley and Wordsworth and Emerson. She has learned, she explains, “to observe with passion, to think with patience, to live always caringly.”

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Like a child

“There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child,” Erma Bombeck once said. We wish you childlike wonder this holiday season—and love and joy and hope in your heart.

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It’s a feeling

“Christmas isn’t a season,” Edna Ferber once said. “It’s a feeling.” During this Christmas season, we wish you joy and hope and love.

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Chaos and love

“Our family—the perfect blend of chaos and love.” After Thanksgiving, our house seemed too quiet when Mary Elizabeth left for Denton and Jay left for Tulsa. Yes, our family has plenty of love and sometimes an ample amount of chaos, too. Sometimes I am not sure if ours is the perfect blend! I found the […]

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When to be kind

“Be kind whenever possible,” says the Dalai Lama. “It is always possible.” When I was in Washington state recently, I discovered wise words in a number of places—a large independent bookstore, a small antique shop and even in the airport. I found this quote at Village Books in Bellingham. –Joy

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Small things

When I read about Mother Teresa being named a saint, I remembered one of my favorite quotes. “Not all of us can do great things. Bu we can do small things with great love,” Mother Teresa said. She also said: * Peace begins with a smile.” * “If you judge people, you have no time […]

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The meaning of life

“Love is our true destiny,” said Thomas Merton, the Catholic writer and mystic. “We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another.”

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