Growing Season

By: Rev. Phil Tapp The garden that my wife and I worked this season was largely unproductive, yielding a smattering of lettuce, some parsley, one tiny carrot, and a couple of small tomatoes as well as a few beets. This was despite Cindy's diligent attention to watering and weeding. What went wrong? I thought we had used good planters mix - 8 yards of it this spring- I was sure that it would be good growing soil in place of our sandy soil out in Kiowa. We picked a spot that was semi-shaded by the house as we have seenRead more...

Poem by Richard Hendrick, Irish Roman Catholic priest

  Yes, there is fear. Yes, there is isolation. Yes, there is panic buying. Yes, there is sickness. Yes, there is even death. But, They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise You can hear the birds again. They say that after just a few weeks of quiet The sky is no longer thick with fumes But blue and grey and clear. The say that in the streets of Assisi People are singing to each other across the empty squares, keeping their windows open so that those who are alone may hear the sounds of family around

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Earth’s Blessings

When you come on something that is good, first thing to do is share it with whoever you can find.  That way, the good spreads out to where no telling it will go. – The Education of Little Tree Nature is full of good things. Mother Earth, her plants, animals, and resources, provides us with everything from food, shelter, and clothing, to cars and cell phones. All that we have comes from Mother Earth. We mine in order to build roads, homes, buildings, transportation, and communication structures. We grow, harvest, and hunt for our food. Trees provide us with shade,

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Poor White Trash or Rich Beyond Measure?

"Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just about money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things." -Eric Butterworth Poor White Trash or Rich Beyond Measure? Written by: Louann Hillesland MA, LPC, RSPc ‘I was the unwanted third girl of our impoverished family,’ Onya shared quietly. ‘At school I had no friends, no teachers who cared about the raggedy little girl with the ‘crazy parents.’  The other kids surrounded me one day taunting ‘You are poor white trash!’  I stood up to them with my chest and chin juttedRead more...

Right Thinking

Written by: Louann Hillesland, MA, LPC, RSPc “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” -Roy T. Bennett   Have you seen Ford v.s. Ferrari? After thoroughly enjoying the movie, the quote by Henry Ford came to mind, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t you’re right.” When Ford made his statement, he was acknowledging a universal Truth.  All thought is creative.  We can consciously use and direct this creative force. A simple example of this is when we use our thinking to encourage ourselves, ‘You can do this,’

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