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Setting The Inner Compass

SETTING THE INNER COMPASS-July 2022

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The first poem is by Ada Limón, who this month was appointed the 24th US poet Laureate. The poem, "Instructions on Not Giving Up", is from her National Book Critic’s award-winning book, The Carrying. She celebrates the unfurling of a new leaf, a sign of hope despite “the mess of

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Setting the Inner Compass: June 2022

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Reading poetry is one of the ways some of us nourish our faith, a way we set or reset our inner compass and stay focused on the big picture, on the spiritual journey. I know that is true for me. ‘Setting the Inner Compass’, is a column where I share

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS – May 2022

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Reading poetry is one of the ways some of us nourish our faith, a way we set or reset our inner compass and stay focused on the big picture, on the spiritual journey. I know that is true for me. ‘Setting the Inner Compass’, is a column where I share

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS – April 2022

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Reading poetry is one of the ways some of us nourish our faith, a way we set or reset our inner compass and stay focused on the big picture, on the spiritual journey. I know that is true for me. ‘Setting the Inner Compass’, is a column where I share

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS – March 2022

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Reading poetry is one of the ways some of us nourish our faith, a way we set or reset our inner compass and stay focused on the big picture, on the spiritual journey. I know that is true for me. ‘Setting the Inner Compass’, is a column where I share

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS – Black History Month

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Reading poetry is one of the ways some of us nourish our faith, a way we set or reset our inner compass and stay focused on the big picture, on the spiritual journey. I know that is true for me. ‘Setting the Inner Compass’, is a column where I share

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Setting the Inner Compass – Valentine’s Day

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In my 2021 Valentine’s Day column I shared how I changed my mind about celebrating Valentine's Day. There was a time when I didn’t pay much attention to this or any “greeting card” holiday. I didn’t have much interest in red hearts and cute cupid laden cards. The only holidays

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS – January 2022

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January 2022 comes with more than the seasonal changes. In January 2022, we face unique and difficult challenges. The pandemic lingers impacting everything and in particular making huge demands on our siblings who care for people in hospitals. Covid uncertainties has added stress and made huge demands on educators at

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS- CHRISTMAS 2021

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Reading poetry is one of the ways some of us nourish our faith, a way we set or reset our inner compass and stay focused on the big picture, on the spiritual journey. I know that is true for me. In this monthly column, ‘Setting the Inner Compass,’ I share

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SETTING THE INNER COMPASS – November 2021

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This column is inspired by the new poetry anthology edited by James Crews, How to Love the World (Storey Publishing). The title echoes a line from one of my favorite poems, Mary Oliver’s poem "Spring", “There is only one question; how to love this world.” When I needed to create

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