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Prayer is bringing…


Amen… ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator http://www.4writersandreaders.com

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The true sign…


Just imagine… ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator http://www.4writersandreaders.com

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**This is what I call my Curly-Q morning glory. Could anyone be any more intelligent or imaginative than the Yahweh, Creator of heaven and earth?  I think not!

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If we could…


Just imagine…
KINDNESS. Throw it around like confetti. It’s contagious! ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author http://www.4writersandreaders.com

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And what, you…


Grateful… ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator http://www.4writersandreaders.com

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1059. Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. ~Rumi


Grateful! ~ Bette A. Stevens, http://www.4writersandreaders.com

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The Gift

Be still, my soul, and steadfast.
Earth and heaven both are still watching
though time is draining from the clock
and your walk, that was confident and quick,
has become slow.

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So, be slow if you must, but let
the heart still play its true part.
Love still as once you loved, deeply
and without patience. Let God and the world
know you are grateful.
That the gift has been given.
~Mary Oliver

Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp. ~Psalm 147:7  ✝

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Don’t underestimate…


1034. Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of mystery. ~Max Planck


The wonder of it all! ~ Bette A. Stevens

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Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth. ~Hugh Macmillan

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When the ages of ice came
And sealed the Earth inside
An endless coma of cold,
The heart of the Earth held hope,
Storing fragments of memory,
Ready for the return of the sun.

Let us then salute the silence
And certainty of mountains:
Their sublime stillness,
Their dream-filled hearts.

The wonder of a garden
Trusting the first warmth of spring
Until its black infinity of cells
Becomes charged with dream;
Then the silent, slow nurture
Of the seed’s self, coaxing it
To trust the act of death.

The humility of the Earth
That transfigures…

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