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Open Windows

An Interfaith Soul Care Blog



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Bountiful Blessings

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Every day, think as you wake up: Today, I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I...

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Amazing Grace

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need...

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Love is a Verb

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Love is a Verb What is love if not expressed as...

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A Holy Instant

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Nov 4, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: This holy instant would I give to You. Be You in charge. For I would follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace. If I need a word to...

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Changing Our Inner Climate

Author: Jerry Kvasnicka

Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: We have inherited the garden: we must not leave a desert to our children. ~ Pope Francis Changing Our Inner Climate Pope Francis spoke these...

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Bodhicitta

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Oct 21, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: We are at a time when old systems and ideas are being questioned and falling apart, and there is a great opportunity for something fresh to...

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Be Still

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Be still and know that I Am God. Psalms 46:10 Be Still Being still does not comes easily to me. Maybe you can relate. I suppose that’s because...

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Embraced by Love

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Oct 7, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Let me be embraced by the love by which the whole of creation is moved. The very essence with which all things are held together, dependent yet...

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Peace is a Positive State

Author: Jerry Kvasnicka

Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be...

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Believing is Seeing

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not...

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Transmitters of Divine Presence

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: You are altogether irreplaceable in the Mind of God. No one else can fill your part… God, through His Voice, reminds you of it…Yet, there...

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Only With Thine Eyes

Author: Jerry Kvasnicka

Posted On: Sep 9, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: A thousand shalt fall at thy side and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shalt not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold...

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Beacons of Light

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you, as all things are passing. God is unchanging. Patience gains all; nothing is lacking to those who...

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The Ambiance of Love

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Aug 26, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Let’s get loose with compassion. Let’s drown in the delicious ambiance of love. An awake heart is like a sky that pours light. ~...

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World Service

Author: Jerry Kvasnicka

Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: There is another dimension to the [spiritual] journey—the mystery of how our individual light relates to the light of the whole. When...

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Restoring Peace

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Aug 12, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: I will forgive and see this differently. These words give you power over all events that seem to have power over you. Shall we not learn to...

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Overcoming the Personal Self

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self. ~ St. Francis of Assisi Overcoming the Personal...

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A Merry Heart

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22 A Merry Heart I’m certain we all know what a...

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Awakened Living

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Jul 22, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: Don’t worry if your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? The...

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Sacred Activism

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Jul 15, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which...

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Gratitude Fest

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Jul 8, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us—and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of...

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Mind Matters

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Jul 1, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: The mind is everything. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. There is nothing so disobedient as an...

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The Sacredness of Life

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Jun 24, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: Learn to turn to each person as the most sacred person on Earth, to each moment as the most sacred moment that has ever been given to us....

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The Treasure in Your Heart

Author: Oren Yakovee

Posted On: Jun 17, 2021

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in...

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Pilgrimage for Peace

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Jun 10, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. This is the way of peace: Overcome evil...

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True Vision

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Jun 3, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: God is in everything I see because God is in my mind. Nothing is separate. I am determined to see as God sees. The salvation of the world...

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Carrier of Love

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: May 27, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: If our hearts and actions are inspired by charity, by divine love, then our communication will be touched by God’s own power. Love is the only...

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The Choice for Love

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: May 20, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:7 The Choice for Love...

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The Joy of Synergy

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: May 13, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: Our heart knows what our mind has forgotten—it knows the sacred that is within all that exists, and through a depth of feeling we can once...

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The Gift of the Present Moment

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: May 6, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: The past no longer is. The future is not yet here; there is only one moment in which life is available, and that is the present moment. ~ Buddha...

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An Evolutionary Experiment

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Apr 29, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable,...

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Creation Renewed

Author: Harold Rosen

Posted On: Apr 22, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Glorified, immensely glorified art Thou, O my Beloved!… Thou hast made all things to be the revelations of Thy handiwork, the repositories...

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Angels Everywhere: Come Forth!

Author: Jerry Kvasnicka

Posted On: Apr 15, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2 Angels Everywhere: Come Forth! The...

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Soul Matters

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Apr 8, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: When God has become the conscious center of one’s life, then, as in a time of civil war, the various citizens of the psyche are forced to take...

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With Power and Great Glory

Author: Jerry Kvasnicka

Posted On: Apr 1, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the...

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Mind and Breath

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Mar 25, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. ~ Buddha (Suddhartha Gautama) Mind and...

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Ebbs and Flows

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Mar 18, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: If you are seeking, seek us with joy, for we live in the kingdom of joy.Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair. For there are hopes:...

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For the Love of Nature

Author: Jerry Kvasnicka

Posted On: Mar 11, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: Thou shalt not destroy the harmony of the environment. ~ Pope Francis For the Love of Nature Pope Francis has proposed the above quote as...

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Sustained Attunement

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Feb 25, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: The peace of God is shining in me now. The light cannot be lost. It came with me from my Source. The peace of God is shining in me now and...

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Lenten Blessings

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Feb 18, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: During Lent, let us find concrete ways to overcome our indifference. Lent comes providentially to awaken us, to shake us from our...

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World Unity

Author: Harold Rosen

Posted On: Feb 11, 2021

This Week’s Quotation O Thou kind Lord! Unite all. Let the religions agree and make the nations one so that they may see each other as one family and the whole...

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Knowing Versus Knowing About

Author: Jerry Kvasnicka

Posted On: Feb 4, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free ~ John 8:32 Knowing Versus Knowing About In this statement to a group of Jews...

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Faith is a Verb

Author: Rev Berry Behr

Posted On: Jan 21, 2021

This Week’s Quotation: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty will say to the Lord: “My refuge and my fortress;...

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Breakdown to Breakthrough

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Jan 14, 2021

This Weekʼs Quotation: Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing;...

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The Power of Prayer

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Dec 31, 2020

This Week’s Quotation: Your Lord says, “Call on Me; I will answer your prayer.” ~ Islam Qur’an 40.60 Lord of creation! No one other than thee pervades all...

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Make My Heart His Abode

Author: David Karchere

Posted On: Dec 24, 2020

This Week’s Quotation: May the Lord of Lords, Mahavira, whom all the hosts of saints keep in mind, all the rulers of men and angels praise, and all the...

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Faithful Expectation

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Dec 17, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation: Christmas isn’t just a temporal celebration or the memory of a beautiful event; Christmas is more…Christmas is an encounter. As we...

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The Self Within All Beings

Author: David Karchere

Posted On: Dec 10, 2020

This Week’s Quotation: He is the one God, hidden in all beings, all-pervading, the Self within all beings, watching over all works, dwelling in all beings, the...

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True Silence

Author: Laurence Mendes

Posted On: Dec 3, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation: True silence is the rest of the mind; and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. ~ William Penn True Silence...

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Tao Gives Birth to One

Author: David Karchere

Posted On: Nov 25, 2020

This Week’s Quotation: Tao gives birth to One,One gives birth to Two,The Two gives birth to Three,The Three gives birth to all things. ~ Lao Tzu Tao Gives Birth to...

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Connectedness

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Nov 19, 2020

This Week’s Quotation: Humankind is but one thread within the great web of life. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All...

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Bridging

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Oct 29, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation: Be full of sorrow, that you may become a hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter… What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your...

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Grace

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Oct 22, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation:   If you but knew the meaning of His Love, hope and despair would be impossible. For hope would be forever satisfied; despair of any kind...

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Justice

Author: Karen Boyett

Posted On: Oct 8, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation: Let justice well up like water, and righteousness like a flowing stream.  Book of Amos 5:24 Justice The Prophet Amos of the Hebrew Scriptures...

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Emptiness

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Oct 1, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation:   Form is no other than emptiness; emptiness no other than form. Form is exactly emptiness; emptiness is exactly form. Sensation, conception,...

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Radiate Your Brilliant Light

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Sep 24, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation: Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but...

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You Are as God Created You

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Sep 17, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation: O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever… The Lord is on my side; I will not fear… The Lord is my...

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Sovereignty

Author: Karen Boyett

Posted On: Sep 10, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation: We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others.  An interpreted world is not a home. Part...

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Divine Order

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Sep 3, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation: Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. ~ Luke 12:32 Divine Order It is a time of...

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We Are a Garden

Author: Karen Boyett

Posted On: Aug 27, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation: Consider the flowers of a garden. Though differing in kind, color, form, and shape, yet, inasmuch as they are refreshed by the waters of one...

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God in Costume

Author: Terri McCartney

Posted On: Aug 20, 2020

This Weekʼs Quotation: Five hundred years before the birth of Christ, Confucius was asked for a rule of practice for one’s life. He answered, “One word...

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How Good and Pleasant It Is

Author: Karen Boyett

Posted On: Aug 12, 2020

This Week’s Quotation: Hineh mah tov umah na’im shevet achim gam yachad! Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for people to dwell together in unity! Psalm...


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