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

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.