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Roy’s Sunday Letter for November 26, 2023

** Beth has served two years as the part-time Volunteer Coordinator for Project 4031, a nonprofit providing care and support for hospice patients and their families. She has helped to develop the volunteer program, helped trained volunteers, and work with Nicole and Kristina to begin this important part of the Mission of this wonderful agency….

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for November 19, 2023

This Sunday Letter is to Encourage, to Support each of us to engage, connect, and find the right social context to live open, fulfilling lives with partners, family, and friends both near and far. As a culture and broader society, we are strengthened by a sense of the Sacred in our lives. The Sacred may…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for November 12, 2023

** Thank you for your good comments on the Sunday Letter for the Holiday Season. Concerns were shared for younger children facing the US and international violence/war and then the marketing messages of Happy Thanksgiving & Holidays. The same is true for elders wondering is the world they knew is still safe. Maintain your seasonal…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for November 5, 2023

This is my first Encouragement Sunday Letter. I am writing about the November – December holiday season. I choose preparing for the events, foods, shopping, and gatherings of the holiday season because this has been annual struggle for me. What I know about pressured or stressful events is to stay ahead of decisions, calendars, and…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for October 29, 2023

** With this Sunday Letteer I return to a weekly Sunday Letter. The rotation will be a traditional Sunday Letter today, next Sunday, a half page of Encouragement & Support. My hope is to provide each reader and friend good reasons to Open, Click, and enjoy each Sunday Letter. ** Our favorite breakfast place in…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for October 15, 2023

** Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have taken a national leadership role with Habitat for Humanity. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have been Habitat leaders and sponsors for decades, now not able to continue. Good to know Habitat will continue to be responsive with families with a need for stable housing, this good legacy continues in…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for October 1, 2023

** President Biden has established a new federal office, Preventing Gun Violence. Two simple answers: 1) Stop making and selling non-sport rifles and handguns. 2) Establish education and problem-solving training for individuals and groups in schools and community centers. ** “Bargain Block” is a home renovation program on Home & Garden TV. Evan and Keither…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for September 17, 2023

September 17 is 3rd Sunday for the Sunday Letter. Remember 1st and 3rd Sunday Letters in 2023. ** Daily life in the Southwest is not always easy. We learned a new weather term, Heat Dome bringing 4 months of high heat and dry land. This week fall rains and overcast skies have many people smiling,…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for September 2, 2023

** Netflix Movie Recommendation: Mr. Church — Eddie Murphy — Dramatic role, not comedy. Mr. Church becomes the cook for a young family, and then a guide over decades. The young daughter grows into adulthood and (the always there) Mr. Church ages as well. Excellent script. ** Mini Interview: Edith, 81, told me her granddaughter…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for August 20, 2023

** We, of the Southwest, have learned a new weather term, Heat Dome. Continual Heat Domes of 105 -110 are too ongoing. The heat limits the outdoors and prolongs the indoors which challenges our energy, creativity, and personal balance. Fort Worth loves concrete and new construction. The cooling green of grass and trees are being…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for April 14, 2024

** Millions in the US, and around the world, viewed Monday’s Eclipse either through approved eye wear, television or other safe ways. The anticipation of the sun’s eclipse grew from cities gatherings from to the south the to north. Children, families, and seniors rose, shouted, were silent and as the four minutes of darkness passed…

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Roy’s Subday Letter for April, 7, 2024

** This week my thoughts were on those around me who seem to primarily see events and interactions with others as a transaction. I also know people who primarily see events and interactions as relational. The results can be positive by accepting the strengths of both or perhaps, help us understand when events and interactions…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 31,2024

** Today is Easter Sunday, as one writer said, “Three Days That Changed the World.” This week has been tragic: A school bus was hit by a concrete mixer causing a rollover with death and multiple injuries; Russians who came for an evening of music murdered; a cargo ship destroying a city’s lifeline and deaths…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 24, 2024

** A character in current Fiction read says, “I want to restore order and bring about harmony.” Our current elected “leaders” are loud and proud about restoring order at the Texas border. The grab for power and order results in disharmony, separation and division. If an elected official proclaimed harmony as their message what might…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 17, 2024

** March is National Women’s Month. Opel Lee’s, now 97 and grandmother of Juneteenth, has her portrait placed in National Gallery of the Smithsonian. Her portrait was prepared by Cedrick Huckaby, a Texas and nationally acclaimed artist. A high honor for women and Opel Lee. ** In my 1960’s younger days a popular song said…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 10, 2024

** Lanterns On the Trail, was held on Sunday, March 3rd. For a 1st time event, we placed 150+ Lanterns sacks to honor and remember each person we hold dear. Registrations were received from many who could not attend, coast to coast. A wonderful “Lady” Bagpipe player opened and closed this special time. Inside the…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 3,2024

** Today, from 5:00 to 6:30, Lanterns on the Trail, an event of remembering loved ones and those we honor will be held at Fort Worth’s newest conference and retreat center, The Keith House. Music, readings from wise women and men, lighted lantern sacks are all part of this first year event in support of…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for February 25, 2024

** Sunday afternoon, March 3, from 5:00 to 6:30 (come & go) you are invited to come by “Lanterns on the Trail,” an event to honor and remember those we hold dear. Lantern sacks, music (bag pipe, acoustic guitar, Native American flute), wisdom readings from diverse writers and cultures, and more. The Keith House is…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for February 18,2024

** Beth provided wonderful Valentines by creating individual cards for the elders (she often says… she is one also) art group she teaches each Wednesday, staff and volunteers at Project 4031, friends in our meditation group and mailings to friends both near and far. Each Valentine made with caring hands using materials collected over 35…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter fot February 11, 2024

** In a recent Fiction read, a man in his 60’s is asked. “Are you happy?” He did not directly answer but talked of a life of purpose, of achievements and fulfillment. The man was asked a second time, “Yes, all that is good, but are you happy?” I remembered Robert Green Ingersoll’s better answer….

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