Category Archives: being

It Matters

What we say matters. What we do matters. What we don’t say matters. What we don’t do matters. Make everything you do and say matter By always thinking before you speak, And thinking before you do; Because once you do … Continue reading

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Connected

As a hospice chaplain I find that I just love the people and families to whom I tend. And catch myself getting attached. So when my patients do make that final journey “home,” It is then that I realize How … Continue reading

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Toads

Toads, I always liked these knobby blobby guys Even now as they’ve begun to sit on our doorstep at night & catch us by surprise. So now at night when we open up the door We know immediately to absolutely check … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Religious Reformation

Dear God, Help us to begin a global religious reformation That preserves our love of You And reforms all of our religions Such that we use religion the way You intended, As our lifeline to You; For we have lost our way, … Continue reading

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How?

How, she asked, the Creator in the sky Did this happen? She worked She slaved Day in Day out So many years Mending Schlepping Cooking Guided by a mother’s love Hoping That in the end It would all be worth … Continue reading

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Letting Go

In order to keep on living I had to let go. It was, and continues to be The single most painful decision of my life. I knew 9 and-a-half years ago That one day it would have to come, Because … Continue reading

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Hospice Is . . .

  Hospice is . . . What we all deserve When our departure time is nigh It brings us nurses, aides and doctors To tend to our earthly frame, Visitors who come to sit To be with us by and … Continue reading

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