Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force . . . .If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., The Christmas Sermon on Peace, December 24, 1967



This has been a crazy time around here. Last week we got a record-breaking blizzard. Many folks, including me, were snowed in for at least a few days. Between digging out and all the other distractions, I didn’t get much work done. So this week’s post is going to be brief.

I know all of you reading this are from various countries, cultures, spiritual traditions, etc. But whether you celebrate (or don’t celebrate) any of the more than a dozen December and January religious holidays, my spirit guides and I wish a beautiful and blessed season! May 2017 bring you an abundance of peace and love.

Finally, let us send all our sisters and brothers the world over only thoughts of peace and love. Only then will we find that alternative to war Dr. King talks about. That will be the greatest gift we can give the world and ourselves.


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Here is the wonderfully talented Susan Boyle singing my all-time favorite Christmas carol.



In these often-chaotic times, we hear much about police brutality. Bob Welsh is a retired officer for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and also a master storyteller. Here he talks about the many Christmas Eves he spent as a police officer, and the greatest gift we can give others—our caring and compassion.




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