Roy’s Sunday Letter for February 26, 2023

  • By popular request I have used a larger font for this Sunday Letter. I will not know if I was successful until posting the Published Sunday Letter. Word Press is not as simple as a Word document.

** Beth and I replaced our 10 yr. old IPhone 7’s with IPhone 12’s. The technology changes are a challenge for me, the slower “to get it” of the two.

  • An Observation & Comment: In the past decades so many have exhibited the political will and empowerment of others to make significant changes in voting rights, access to education, and changes in employment and housing opportunities. Beginning in 2022 and increasing in 2023, there are determined strategies being implemented in state and national agendas to restrict or implement the reversal of Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity (DIE). Books we are no longer allowed to read, questions and standards we cannot ask or implement, proposals to shift public funds to private schools and projects that punish churches who advance the role of women. So, in these days 1) pay attention, 2) be an advocate, don’t be passive, and 3) act on who and what you Value.

** From President Jimmy Carter, age 98: “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, human rights invented America. “

  • Updated research on companies implementing a 4-day, 32-hour week. These studies document an increase in productivity. employee enjoyment, and lower turnover. My thoughts went to those of us with 24-hour domestic violence shelters and sexual assault services. Although the challenges are different, I would have liked to work toward the same outcome goals for a different employment base.

** Following being baptized, Jesus made a left turn and into the Wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights to fast and to face temptations (Matthew 4). Aaron Roberts, quarterback for the NFL Green Bay Packers made his own left turn into his own Wilderness, a 4-day Darkness Retreat. Why did Roger’s choose a Wilderness darkness, what reflections came to him, and what will he do and be in his return to light and the presence of others? Where might your “into the Wilderness be? Would this experience of “away time” appeal to you (given family, work, obligations)? If you will, please share with others your own Wilderness story.

Roy, one who appreciates the Light of Now


  1. Roger on February 26, 2023 at 11:01 am

    The type looks bigger on my desktop!

    Love Carter’s comment!

    • Roy Bowen on February 27, 2023 at 9:06 am

      still working on it i wil be attending an online WordPress group and seeking the 1, 2, 3’s
      76 yr marriage…..amazingly wonderful

  2. Linda M on February 27, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    I have ridden almost every Wilderness area three/four hours away from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Whenever we are heading up from a trail head, with our trusted horses and our knowledge of how to read the land (there are no street signs up there) I am swept away by the sound of the wind high up in the Aspen Groves, the clop clop of the horses hooves, the exhilarating feeling of being alive and free and able to appreciate the wild nature around me and in my soul. Love you Forever, Linda M

    • Roy Bowen on February 27, 2023 at 3:26 pm

      Let’s see……Rogers wrrote a check at a Retreat Center; the Center provided dark room, food/drink, ligt switch.
      jesus climbed up a riverbank andd walked away. Not sure about water jug
      Linda’s hurse took up/dan a trail, deeper into Wilderness both well-known and others not as well.
      Roy is in chair on back deck; trees swaying in the spring breeze. The mind free, the Spirit floating in and out of the canopy of tree above.
      Wilderneed all

    • Roy Bowen on February 27, 2023 at 3:28 pm

      see response below.
      if you cannot aww r I qill ewkwy

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