Kindness

May your kindness never
be a soulless reflection
of guilt, obligation, cultural
pressure, or desire to play
the favored, superior one.
Rather, may it be a fresh,
balmy fragrance silently rising
from a gentle and generous heart
deeply rooted in the lavish
garden of gratuitous grace
to anoint as holy the very air
we all breathe.

© 2015 Dennis Ference

Our Life

In the drama of our life
many of us strain to write
and rewrite the script
over and over in our mind
in an effort to assure
for ourselves a genial story
or perhaps a starring role.
Surely the Creator smiles.

© 2015 Dennis Ference

Not Laughing

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Not laughing at yourself
at least once a day
is like forgetting
to take your heart pill—
very risky.

© 2015 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.

Powerful Formula

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Humility and self-awareness
mixed with God’s unfailing
love and mercy—a powerful formula
for healing and transformation.

© 2015 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.

Addiction

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How quick I am to name, sometimes,
the addictions of family and neighbors,
not always from concern or love, I admit,
but often from my own addiction
to feeling superior and favored.

© 2014 Dennis Ference

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