Monthly Archives: April 2016

Forest Rain

Forest Rain ~By Monica R. Ashbaugh, 4/21/16   Listening to the soft pitter-patter of rain in the forest   Smelling the sweet scent of freshness permeate me   Feeling the damp, cool breeze caress my skin   I lie quietly breathing … Continue reading

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“. . .”

“. . .” ~by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 4/21/16 I ran out of words to say today Everything has already been said Many times . . . The weight of voice Hangs heavy on my tongue Silence is much lighter But … Continue reading

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4/7/16–Cat Lessons

“Perhaps that’s all we need in life: a warm sunbeam, a full belly, and a little love.” (Cat Lessons) ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 4/7/16  

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4/6/16–Egg

“Egg–the jewel of life.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 4/6/16

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4/5/16–Live Well

“If your religion doesn’t make you a better person, abandon it. But here’s the twist, you cannot be the one deciding if you are a better person. Goodness, holiness, is steeped in humility. The good person doesn’t see one’s own … Continue reading

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4/4/16–Be Present

I went walking along Stones River today. It was an activity of pure awareness–present-ness. I looked at wildflowers, trees, seeds, fossils, rocks, river erosion, fish, wildlife, birds, scat, bones. It was a pleasure to be fully present, aware. Today’s inspiration … Continue reading

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4/3/16–I Believe

On April 3rd, we held a service at my church about what we believe.  Four people spoke during the sermon about their beliefs.  This is what I spoke. “I Believe” UU Sermon Testimony, April 3, 2016 I believe in rising … Continue reading

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3/28/16–The Fish Parable

“Does the fish in the fish tank know he’s in a fish tank? Does he have any concept of a greater reality outside his tank-ness? Could he even dream of the vastness of the sea or the universe above. These … Continue reading

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