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Is prayer your source of solace?

A shining moment © Ellen wade Beals, 2017

Lately I have been thinking about prayers and the Higher Power. It’s a recurring subject for me. Have you ever been fortunate enough to have someone sincerely tell you, “I’ll keep you in my prayers” or “I’ll be praying for you.”? Has anyone ever suggested you should pray about a problem? Or, have you noticed …

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Václav Havel, from Disturbing the Peace

Over and over © Ellen Wade Beals, 2012

Way back in November, my friend Beth shared this quote with me. I finally remembered to look it up and share it with you. Between 1985 and 1986 Václav Havel did a number of interviews with the Czech journalist Karel Hvížd’ala. The resulting book was called Long-Distance Interrogation; when it was published in English in …

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Thomas Merton

I come by this Slice of Solace through my sister who got it in an email from a friend who received it as a “WORD OF THE DAY” posting from Gratefulness.Org on Thursday, April 19, 2012. You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is …

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Carl Jung

Go into your grief, for there your soul will grow. – Carl Jung

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