Justice and Power

Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.

–Blaise Pascal
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Polite Society

In effect, adolescents disclose in bold type and vivid colors the latent patterns of social disorganization that lurk always under the surface of polite society.

–James E. Loder
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Urgent Question

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Gracious and Compassionate


If there’s a word with a bad rap, it’s the word repent.  That word can conjure up images of an angry prophet-like, old man scowling and pointing at people while bellowing the word REPENT!  Or maybe that’s just the imagery that comes up for me. The underlying concept of a change of heart is wrapped up in that impression. However, I don’t find the picture in the Bible that when you do turn you will face certain wrath.

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Kind Words

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

–Mother Teresa
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as yourself

Love the lord God

with all your heart, strength and understanding.

On these two commandments the whole law hangs,

he told the man

who asked which

law was


by Melisa Blankenship
Written in the form of Mirrored Tetractys

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