The Pursuit of Perfection

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The obsessive pursuit
of perfection is
ultimately fruitless
and may blind us
to the beauty
of mercy and grace.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Freed for Love

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Reconcile yourself
humbly to the truth
of your imperfection
and be freed for love.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Standard of Living

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Honoring God’s Presence
in each other is
the standard of living
with the power
to bring harmony and peace
to our communities.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Business as Usual

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There are graced times
of awareness
when business as usual
is clearly seen
as not good business.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Transcending Our Pain

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In transcending our pain,
let us not forget our pain,
for in remembering,
we can empathize more readily
with the pain of others.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Conflict

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Our lives,
at times,
will be rife
with conflict,
with change,
of some kind,
inevitable.
Still we must
daily walk
the razor’s edge,
choosing
how to take
the next step,
then the next…

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Another’s Pain

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Here is
the question
the Spirit
is asking:
Is your heart
large enough
to make room
for another’s
pain despite
the immensity
of your own?

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

If we haven’t learned…

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If we haven’t learned
to listen to one another,
we haven’t learned
to love one another.
If we haven’t learned
to love one another,
we haven’t learned
to live with one another.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Shadows Everywhere

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The Shadow
cannot be
acknowledged
and transformed
except in surrender
to the Light.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Seeds of Growth

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Take notice of the seeds of growth.
Often they lie, waiting patiently,
in the soil of grief.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.