TODAY'S THEME: Lessons From the Earth
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Earth teach me stillness
as the grasses are stilled with light.

Earth teach me suffering
as old stones suffer with memory.

Earth teach me humility
as blossoms are humble with beginning.

Earth teach me caring
as the mother who secures her young.

Earth teach me courage
as the tree which stands all alone.

Earth teach me limitation
as the ant which crawls on the ground.

Earth teach me freedom
as the eagle which soars in the sky.

Earth teach me resignation
as the leaves which die in the fall.

Earth teach me regeneration
as the seed which rises in the spring.

Earth teach me how to forget myself
as melted snow forgets its life.

Earth teach me to remember kindness
as dry fields weep with rain.

Ute Prayer
From "The Little Book of Prayers,"
Edited by David Schiller
Workman Publishing, 1996

Glory to you for the feast-day of life.

Glory to you for the perfume of lilies and roses.

Glory to you for each different taste of
berry and fruit.

Glory to you for the sparkling silver of early
morning dew.

Glory to you for the joy of dawn's awakening.

Glory to you for the new life each day brings.

Gregory Petrov (died 1942)
Russian Orthodox priest; Died in one
of Stalin's Siberian prison camps

And now, the Last Word:

The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn:
God's in his Heaven --
All's right with the world!

Robert Browning (1812-1889)
English poet and playwright














































Bonus quote:

There is no way back from God.

Juris Rubenis (1961-   )
Latvian Lutheran pastor and author



On today's
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Ute prayer;
Gregory Petrov
Robert Browning


Friday's site:
Forgiving Much

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