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Share your love

Here’s a good holiday message! It came on a card from one of our Jewish friends. Help a stranger Praise a child Light a candle Share your love Sing for joy Lend a hand Pray for peace Understand! –Joy

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Leftover peace, love and hope

We went to church, unwrapped the presents and ate too much. Now we have a few leftovers in the kitchen—some pecan pie, cranberry dressing and fudge. And, we still have lots of Christmas cheer. We hope our Christmas peace, love and hope lingers throughout the new year. We wish you, too, a new year filled […]

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Pleasant and peaceful

Merry Christmas! May you experience many pleasant and peaceful moments today and tomorrow.

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Still and quiet

I am trying to find moments when I can be still—and quiet—during this holiday season. As poet Terrance Hayes says, we need to take time to experience. It’s “not what you see, but what you perceive…not the noise, but its rhythm.” –Joy

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Peace and love

“This is what my soul is telling me,” Malala Yousafzai once said. “Be peaceful and love everyone.”

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Great love

To me, the meaning of the season is peace—and love. Mother Teresa said: “Not all of us can do great things. But, we can do small things with great love.” I’m going to make an effort to do small things with great love during this holiday season. –Joy

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Peace in my world

It’s December 1—and signs of Christmas are everywhere. We already have received two Christmas presents and one Christmas card. What I want the most this holiday season is peace. And, although I can’t bring about peace in Ukraine or in Washington, I am going to try to create peace in my own world—in my house, […]

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Find peace

Sometimes, often, the holiday season is not peaceful. I am going to do what I can to find peaceful moments—to create peaceful moments. “Peace is not a passive but an active virtue,” Fulton Sheen once said. –Joy

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Thanksgiving is over

I’m stuffed with turkey and mashed potatoes and pecan pie. My son Jay and his wife Rachel are heading back to their home in Tulsa. Thanksgiving is over! It’s time to prepare for Christmas. I am going to try to prepare—intentionally—for a season of peace. May you feel the peace of Christmas during the weeks […]

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Peace of the parrot and the chickens

I am returning to Dallas from a visit with my brother James and his wife Jeany. They live on nine acres in Los Lunas, a small town outside Albuquerque. However, their home and the acres that surround it seem worlds away from Dallas. We gather eggs from the chickens and cook them for breakfast. We […]

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