Tag Archives: Howard Thurman

From My Reading

“As soon as [the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation] began to spend more time understanding how people live their lives, we saw that so many of the barriers to advancement – and so many of the causes of isolation – … Continue reading

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A Christmas Blessing

This blog is home to more than 700 posts.  At times I re-blog a post that newer readers may not have seen. This Christmas blog first appeared on December 21, 2016. Its message is even more crucial in 2017. The … Continue reading

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“Now the Work of Christmas Begins”

Now the Work of Christmas Begin by Howard Thurman (1899 – 1981) invites us to create meaning in the blessings and gifts of Christmas throughout the year. Thurman was an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. For more information on Howard Thurman … Continue reading

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Keeping Open the Doors of our Hearts

This blog now contains over 560 posts. The post below first appeared in November, 2012. I am sharing it again because it is appropriate for us  to remember in a time of racial division.  The following quote is by Howard Thurman, … Continue reading

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Advent Prayers

From the pen of Howard Thurman: “May the sounds of Advent stir a longing in your people, O God. Come again to set us free from the dullness of routine and the poverty of our imaginations. Break the patterns which bind us … Continue reading

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Starting New – 2013

I love the fact that human beings artificially created an end to one year and the beginning of another.  I need to wind up and re-start, declutter (thoughts as well as objects) and think fresh,  sort through and re-do, think back and plan ahead.  … Continue reading

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Unity in Diversity – The Legacy of Howard Thurman

The following quote by Howard Thurman, an African American theologian, preacher, and quiet activist, came up on the Church of the Savior Inward/Outward e-mail today.  It interested me first because of its vision for authentic unity between people  and secondly because  Andre Daley … Continue reading

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