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Peace for your Path...
Friday, April 30, 2010
two poems by Mira (c. 1498-1550)
"So fragile this petal the earth,
as fragile as
AND HELP HIM COMFORT
a special interest in women
for they can lift this world to their breast
and help Him
Damselfly, Trout, Heron by John Engels : The Poetry Foundation [poem] : Find Poems and Poets. Discover Poetry.
We are all inextricably connected.
"Hurt No Living Thing" by Christina Rossetti
"Hurt no living thing;
Ladybird, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing,
Nor cricket chirping cheerily,
Nor grasshopper so light of leap,
Nor dancing gnat, nor beetle fat,
Nor harmless worms that creep."- Christina Rossetti
i can't quit crying this morning....
All some humans seem to be thinking about today is the fishing/shrimping industry.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH US???
My heart is breaking.
Robin wants you to take action on "Help Save Japan's Dolphins"!
Robin Bradley Hansel has just read and signed the petition: Help Save Japan's Dolphins
You can view this petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/tell-a-friend/7255345
Message from Robin Bradley Hansel:
In The Cove, a team of activists and filmmakers infiltrate a heavily-guarded cove in Taiji, Japan. In this remote village they witness and document activities deliberately being hidden from the public: More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year and their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan, often times labeled as whale meat. To really make an impact on this issue, we must get the word out in Japan and urge action from our own leaders. We believe that once the world and the Japanese people know, they will demand change. Help us save Japan's dolphins. Click the link above to demand action from our leaders!-----
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
a wonderful article on World Labyrinth Day by Meryl Ann Butler
Please read and share everywhere! Help us tell as many people as possible to "Walk as One at 1" on Saturday, May 1st.
Peace for your Path,
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
guilty of guilding the lily
Prayers of thankfulness were said before the last of Easter's artistic creations were consumed....
Eggs really are beautiful all on their own. Have you ever actually looked at one?
A peaceful pic of The Good Shepherd Labyrinth
Join us on Saturday, May 1st at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd to "WALK AS ONE AT 1" in honor of the second annual World Labyrinth Day!
For more about events happening all over the world, visit The Labyrinth Society.
Find a labyrinth near you on The World-Wide Labyrinth Locator!
"Ignore the environment....It will go away." - Anonymous
Here's to everyone refusing to ignore....Peace for your Path, Robin
Sunday, April 25, 2010
enjoy a children's book/DVD combo and help support a wonderful cause
I am honored to have been asked to review award-winning children's author Tina Marie Turbin's delightful book Danny The Dragon "Meets Jimmy" and the newly released DVD by the same name. I enjoyed this gentle tale about Jimmy and his sister, Sally, and their dog, Freckles, who find a very special green and white talking shell on a family trip to the ocean.
Exciting things happen when the kids bring the mysterious shell home. Danny the Dragon and his navigator, Skipper, make a surprise appearance during the family's dinner. New friendships are quickly made and the stage is set for an adventure that is sure to continue in upcoming books. The cheerful illustrations by Aiija Jasuna compliment each page and will no doubt engage even the youngest reader.
Yet what made the experience of Danny The Dragon "Meets Jimmy" even more enjoyable for me was the pleasant surprise of learning about the Ms. Turbin's deep commitment to The Blossum Montessori School For The Deaf in Clearwater, Florida. While viewing the DVD, I learned that 93% of all deaf children are born to normal hearing families, but only 10% of those families learn to communicate effectively with their own children. Equally troubling is the statistic that 85% of high school graduates read at only a 3rd to 4th grade level.
This is part of what motivated Tina Turbin to partner with Carol Downing, Associate Director of Blossum Montessori School of the Deaf. Ms. Downing provides enthusiastic sign language interpretation of the story directly alongside each page which is read aloud by Janis Welch. The run time for the Danny The Dragon "Meets Jimmy" DVD is only 12 min so keeping the attention of the youngest viewer is not an issue.
Ms. Turbin has agreed to donate 50% of all the proceeds of the sale of the DVD (published by Imagination Publishing Group) to The Blossum Montessori School. The other half of the proceeds of the $24.95 DVD will be given to other charities the author supports.
For more information visit www.DannyTheDragon.com or www.TinaTurbin.com or www.GlutenFreeHelp.info
Peace for your Path,
a springtime prayer for our planet
"Shower, O heavens, from above,
and let the skies rain down righteousness;
let the earth open, that salvation may sprout forth,
and let it cause righteousness to
spring up also;
I the Lord created it." - Isaiah 45:8
Lately, I have discovered many faith-based organizations active in the social networks that are committed to environmental conservation and protection of animals. This warms my heart, as about a year ago we left a local Christian mega-church that was making fun of environmental concerns right from their pulpit on Sunday morning....
Happily, my family and I have found many other local churches that share our love of the planet. However, this disturbing issue of people of faith taking a "hands-off" attitude toward our precious planet continues to sadden me so deeply.
Please join me in standing up as a person of faith, whatever your faith may be, to advocate for our environment and for the animals who have no voice of their own. Together, we can make a difference and model the biblical charge by God to truly exercise our "dominion" by being good stewards of His creation.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
talking turtles on Earth Day
Visit www.marinelife.org to learn more about one of my very favorite non-profit organizations.
Here is a lovely quote for today:
"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." - Native American proverb
Peace for your path all sea turtles and humans. May this day remind us of how we are all so divinely connected....
Happy 40th Birthday, Earth Day!
If you missed last night's simulcast, you can view it all week on THE BLESSED EARTH website. Watching it is a great way to celebrate today....
Saturday, April 17, 2010
a fresh understanding of an old song....
"Kyrie Eleison" - what does this mean to you?
Kyrie - Mr. Mister
The wind blows hard against this mountainside
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road
My heart is old it holds my memories
My baby burns a gemlike flame
Somewhere between the soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again
Down the road that I must travel
Through the darkness of the night
Where I'm going will you follow
On a highway in the light
When I was young I thought of growing old
Of what my life would mean to me
Would I have followed down my chosen road
Or only wished what I could be
watch the Blessed Earth simulcast on 4/21
Blessed Earth from Blessed Earth on Vimeo.
Learn more at http://www.blessedearth.org/
"Blessed Earth is an educational nonprofit that inspires and equips faith communities to become better stewards of the earth. Through outreach to churches, campuses and media we build bridges that promote measurable environmental change and meaningful spiritual growth." - quoted from The Blessed Earth website
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
walk the labyrinth tomorrow!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
our little Easter Lily
Cute bunnies, delicious chocolate and colorful eggs aside, I pray that
you might find your Peace and your Truth in the hope of Jesus Christ.
Peace for your Path,
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
spring break day #8
Thursday, April 1, 2010
working on the show a bit today...
spring break day #7
chair as we unpack at home on this beautiful Maundy Thursday. God is
so very, very good....