Tag Archives: violence

FMM 6 8 18 Beds are Burning

“Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.”~  Sojourner Truth. What is your comfort food?  We humans have some very strange practices, often wasting energy on activities that have no tangible benefits.  The compulsive repetitive practices of people with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) begin with basic healthy principles (such as hand washing, checking to see […]

FMM 7 15 16 Power Positive

“Love’s in need of love today.”~Stevie Wonder. The father of my children was a complex man.  He could argue all day on a variety of topics: sports, politics, injustice, you name it.  What animated him was the history of injustice perpetrated on Africa and people of African descent world over.  He was not a fan […]

FMM 9 25 16 Changing Perspective

http://www.amazon.com/Friday-Morning-Messages-Inspiration-Volume/dp/151716673X FMM 9 25 15 Changing Perspective “Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.” ~Patricia Hill Collins Last night I heard ‘Her Story’, about a woman whose name I had never heard before: Dorothy Day. Of course I immediately thought of Doris Day, but this was a woman of a totally different order. […]

FMM 9 20 13 River come down

“When peace like a river…” There are times when the news is hard to believe.  Fact can indeed be stranger than fiction.  We watch in a state of numb disbelief as we see images of roiling rivers carrying away houses, cars, bridges and roads.  And then there’s a story of another mass shooting.  From the […]

FMM 12 21 12 “…and study war no more”

Last Friday the peace and joy of our Christmas season was shattered by a shooter in Newtown, Connecticut. Much has been said and written about this. But we have to face the fact that we are living in a violent world, and that there are is much work to be done. Mass shootings draw twenty-four/seven […]

Am I my brother’s keeper?

Lightning strikes

Not a rainbow, but a sign nonetheless!