Sunday Morning

You mustn’t wish for another life. You mustn’t want to be somebody else.

What you must do is this:
“Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In everything give thanks.”

I am not all the way capable of so much, but those are the right instructions.

~ Wendell Berry,  Hannah Coulter



  1. I try … I try ….

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  2. Amen Wendell! 🙏🏻

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  3. This is my quest….

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  4. and all we can do is strive for that and hope for the best –

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  5. Being thankful now.

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  6. Gratitude for the reminder David 💛

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  7. I love the photograph with the fine neck hair.

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  8. It is a beautiful shot. And I could not find the photographer (unfortunately).


  9. I am not all the way capable either, but I agree, those are the right instructions….

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  10. Amen!

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  11. Indeed, David!! Cher xo

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  12. As Jerry Lewis said at the end of the “Nutty Professor” “You might as well be happy with yourself, because you have to live with you for the rest of your life.”

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  13. Christie says:

    Wendell Berry, such a master of literature…he interests are widely varied and he speaks with strength of conviction, his intellect and passion, a gift to us…he cares about others and the world he lives in and the world that will bestowed forward to generations, beyond…he is a treasure…and he learned much by reading the Bible…
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 King James Version (KJV)
    16 Rejoice evermore.
    17 Pray without ceasing.
    18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
    I have yet to watch the video in the link above (40 min)

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  14. Christie says:

    Dave, this is what you are doing by sharing your gifts with us 🙂 …and I thank you…
    Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
    1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV

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  15. gorgeous photo! love this. Wonderful post.

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  16. I really needed this reminder not to wish to be someone else, which is what we do when our lives appear “less than” another’s. So glad I found time to catch up on my followings.

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