Moments of Clarity, Volume 2

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Xlibris Corporation, Mar 31, 2002 - Philosophy - 220 pages
The gift of a commonplace book: A seed that can bloom well beyond a lifetime. A place to collect the wisdom and stories which others in ancient and modern times have to teach us. And then, even further possibilities: to make sense out of everyday nonsense; to enthuse the heart; to enliven a passion for life; to guide the spiritual journey; to laugh; to relax from the speed and demands of our too busy world; to gently remind us of our inclusion in the family of history and society; to enjoy and relish the utter beauty of language and story; to discover new writers and thinkers even as we revisit old favorites; to find inspiration for writing, speaking, motivating, creating, and even counseling; to guide our young with gentle reminders of the purposes of life; and, finally perhaps, to define our own voice in the living of life...
 

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From standing alone in a doorway of a house on an early-May morning, looking out on the torn backstreets of a Texas city in the early 1990s, Fr. Tom Jackson--a “marginal” Episcopal priest and former “shrink“--began to experience a new life in what seemed to be a strange place...and the house would quickly become known as “St. Dismas House” (named for a criminal/saint)...and the House would fill and overflow with hundreds and hundreds of folks...and a roller-coaster ride would follow: a community life of work and ministry and emotion and loss and gain ...and there would be more Houses and more folks and more kaleidoscopic life. Although this personal narrative is a continuation of the journey described in Fr. Tom’s earlier diary, Go Back, You Didn’t Say May I, it is, in fact, an entity unto itself: a record of the risks and glories of real people dealing with the life-and-death vagaries of Companionship at the turning of a new millennium...one day at a time.

From standing alone in a doorway of a house on an early-May morning, looking out on the torn backstreets of a Texas city in the early 1990s, Fr. Tom Jackson--a “marginal” Episcopal priest and former “shrink“--began to experience a new life in what seemed to be a strange place...and the house would quickly become known as “St. Dismas House” (named for a criminal/saint)...and the House would fill and overflow with hundreds and hundreds of folks...and a roller-coaster ride would follow: a community life of work and ministry and emotion and loss and gain ...and there would be more Houses and more folks and more kaleidoscopic life. Although this personal narrative is a continuation of the journey described in Fr. Tom’s earlier diary, Go Back, You Didn’t Say May I, it is, in fact, an entity unto itself: a record of the risks and glories of real people dealing with the life-and-death vagaries of Companionship at the turning of a new millennium...one day at a time.

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