Such love does the sky now pour, that whenever I stand in a field, I have to wring out the light when I got home. — St. Francis. I was fortunate as a child growing up in Memphis. When I would get home from school, I would immediately throw down my books and head outside unless…

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He lingered a bit longer before any face that was weeping, and before eyes that were laughing. And sometimes when we passed a soul in worship God too would kneel down. I have come to learn: God adores his creation. — St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis describes a walk he took with God in the…

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Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist. — Rabia. It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then prayer and/or meditation takes you to a different place.  Whether you start in a church pew, a comfortable chair, or during a walk in the woods, you are transported to a special…

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Live with dignity, women, live with dignity, men. Few things will more enhance our beauty as much. — Rabia. Rabia of Basra is an influential female Islamic saint and a central figure in the Sufi tradition. That’s correct there is a female Islamic saint. When Rabia was quite young she was stolen, sold into slavery,…

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