Spiritual Practices

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Spiritual practices
are often handicapped
from the start
by unrealistic expectations,
hidden agendas,
skewed motivations,
lack of true commitment,
and simple lethargy!

© 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.

Open your eyes…

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…open your eyes, alert the ears of your spirit,
open your lips and apply your heart
so that in all creatures you may see, hear,
praise, love and worship,
glorify and honor your God…

~ St. Bonaventure

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

Haiku #23

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Now is this empty
wisp of unbreakable love
we often pass by.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

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

Partial Truths

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To acknowledge
that we ourselves know
only partial truths,
opens us to listen
and to look for partial truths
  in others,
setting a favorable table
for meaningful dialogue.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

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

Loneliness – Haiku #22

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Loneliness tightens
like a vise around my chest.
Darkness comes too soon.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

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

Haiku #21

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A gaping divide
rends a nation. Each morning
see the sun still rise.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

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

What talent we have…

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What talent we have
is enough to accomplish
the work before us.
In fact, what talent we have
is all we are going to get.

~ Robert E. Kennedy

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