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Psalms 46:1-10 

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God will help her right early.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.

The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Come, behold the works of the LORD,
how he has wrought desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear,
he burns the chariots with fire!
"Be still, and know that I am God.
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth!"


No man is an island,
entire of itself; 
every man is a piece of the continent, 
a part of the main.  
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, 
as well as if a promontory were, 
as well as if a manor of thy friendís 
or of thine own were: 
any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind,
and therefore never send to know
for whom the bell tolls; 
it tolls for thee.

Author:Father John Donne 
who became the Archbishop of Canterbury

Through no fault of my own
I have become a part of the plan
To share with my fellowman
Image of a pebble
Tossed into a pool causing ripples
The words that's written
should be shared

Sage I'm not -- naively cares
unaware of things that follows
What I share is brorrowed from "He"
Who reigns upon my humanity
Share with friends
So they will see
Peace to bring serenity.

~ Maria ~
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