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Elizabeth Thompson Oakes – 1943 – 2017

Elizabeth Oakes transitioned at 12:48 AM on December 30, 2017, surrounded by love and family. Elizabeth and her husband John Warren Oakes began visiting Sedona, AZ, in 2008 and moved permanently in 2012. Elizabeth immediately became active in the literary … Continue reading

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What My Soul Wants —

Looking back through old notebooks — five years ago I asked my soul what it wanted, and here is the answer: solitude, work, fulfillment, delivery into the world, freedom, acceptance, company, fluidity, enhancement, enchantment, renewal, completion, expression, to see itself … Continue reading

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Meditations on the Holy Cross published in book form and Ebook

Meditations on the Holy Cross
Meditations on...
By John Warren Oakes...

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HeartLove

We want to hoard love, for we feel we never had enough or could ever have enough, but the more we give away, the more the gateway of the heart opens to receive. (Image from unknown source; passage from my … Continue reading

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Many times failure is just a different kind of success than we had in mind —

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“The Next Big Thing”

I was tagged by Donna Hilbert for the blog-o-sphere interview, “The Next Big Thing,” and I’m sharing my responses below – What is the title or working title of your book? Leave Here Knowing, published by Wind in February 2013. … Continue reading

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OneThing/OneWay/OneWish/OneDream

One Thing/One Way/One Wish/One Dream One thing to let go of – society’s idea of status and what is important One thing to remember – that I came here with a mission One thing to cherish – love given and … Continue reading

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Cryptic Universe

The ego is not meant to be our GPS system.

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How The Angels Work

How the angels work: silently, endlessly, lovingly, sublimely, willingly, mysteriously, surprisingly, communally, secretly, individually, truly, diligently, unquestionably, unfathomably, unerringly, carefully, unselfishly, powerfully, profoundly, intensely, faithfully, gracefully, beautifully, purely, miraculously, creatively, secretly, quietly, voluntarily, anonymously, unexpectedly, gladly, . . .

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Guest Words

“Walking in the shoes of another is an impossible task. Walking in the shoes that fit your feet is an accomplishment!” Rev. Jackie Bumm

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