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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:59 AM

Here is something to go along with inspiration for our political renewal as Democrats:

"So this year during Tu bishevat in addition to a seder, or shabbat reading, lets dig a little deeper and find some inspiration among the trees. Take some time to explore outside and find a tree that inspires you, plant an indoor seed to nurture for warmer times, or sit inside and draw a picture of a tree you see outside of your window. For within the thick bark, is a force trickling its way throughout the tree waiting to get out and be present in the world."

From my stepdaughter, a rabbi, latest sermon to her congregation.

I think it is more apt this year than ever.

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Always Randy Thursday #1
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:02 PM

1. thank you for the share

I am a trail crew volunteer --so trees have become a big part of my life ----

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Response to Always Randy (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:09 PM

2. We get an email coy of her sermons every week. They never fail to inspire ME.

And she is a very dear person.

After reading rants by demented, racist, hateful people it is just plain NICE to read her sermons. I am also inspired by sermons of Dr. King and singing of spirituals. They blunt and deflect the attacks we endure daily at the hands of Trump and his followers of hate speech.

I am not a believer in any religion, born a WASP, a "never believer" but my stepdaughter's humanity and grace are just plain inspiring.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:15 PM

3. Great suggestion

I sketch and paint usually, but not so much these last couple of years. I have felt rather anxious and out of sorts with the daily bombardment of Trump and his GOP stripping away all that's good in America and our relationship to the rest of the world.
It is time to sketch a tree.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:19 PM

4. I will tell her about your idea. She is called "Rabbi Jess" just so you know...

I'd love to see, and send to her, a pic of the tree you sketch. She would so love and appreciate that.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:41 PM

7. That sounds good!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:25 PM

5. Lovely and inspiring! I come from a different faith tradition but will take

her wise and beautiful words to heart and will make a point of finding a meaningful way to honor nature (and especially trees) in the next few days!
💕🌲🪴🌳🐦🌿🌳

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:30 PM

6. Thank you for your kind words.

I think her words are so welcome at a time when we are all so exhausted by the inhumanity of trump and his legions. I just want them to rot in their own evil...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:15 PM

8. Lovely sermon ❤️

I welcome wisdom from all Faiths.
(ex-Catholic, Spiritual person)

When I was in my 20s I knew of a sister to a brother of observant Jews who wanted to be a rabbi but wasn't allowed.

I love 🥰 trees! 💖🌳💖

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