Faith Quotes

The power of a thing or an act is in the meaning and the understanding

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Making a sweat lodge

The willows which make the frame of the sweat lodge are set up on such a way that they mark the four quarters of the universe; thus, the whole lodge is the universe in an image, and the two-legged, four-legged and winged…

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I don’t believe in the no-win scenario

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
crawling baby

The film explains that when Kirk was a cadet, he reprogrammed the simulation because “he didn’t believe in the no-win scenario.”

Over the years, some of my sophisticated academic…

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Prayer is an egg

Saturday, July 11th, 2009
baby birds

Pray the prayer that is the essence
of every ritual. God, I have no hope.
I am torn to shreds. You are my first,
my last and only refuge…

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It’s our task to seek out something with truth for us

Monday, July 6th, 2009
fern and cement

We’re only passers-by, and all you can do is love what you have in your life. A person has to fight the meanness that sometimes comes with you when you’re born, sometimes grows if you aren’t in lucky surroundings…

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You have to believe, and you have to fight

Sunday, May 24th, 2009
taut knot

After I was well again, I asked Dr. Nichols what my chances really were. “You were in bad shape,” he said. He told me I was one of the worst cases he had seen. I asked “How bad was I? Worse than fifty percent?” He shook his head. “Worst twenty percent?” He shook his head again. “Worst ten?” He still shook his head…

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A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on

Friday, April 10th, 2009
baby hand

Never will a time come when the most marvelous recent invention is as marvelous as a newborn baby. The finest of our precision watches, the most super-colossal of our supercargo planes don’t compare with a newborn baby in the number and ingenuity of coils and springs, in the flow and change of…

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure

Thursday, April 9th, 2009
colorful sunrise clouds

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about…

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Anything can be a lodestar in a person’s life

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
lemon tart

Often the real influence of a lodestar is half understood, or partly unsuspected, but with a little reflection it grows clear to me that kitchens have always played a mysterious part in my shaping…

It is fortunate to recognize lodestars as such. They light…

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The world stands out on either side, no wider than the heart is wide

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
light through clouds

The world stands out on either side
No wider than the heart is wide;
Above the world is stretched the sky,
No higher than the soul is high.
The heart can push the sea and land
Farther away on either hand…

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