“God of presence, help me recognize when my thoughts, distractions, and fears keep me from being fully present to you and to those around me. I surrender to you all my tasks, my thoughts, and my distractions. For you are my peace, and the peace of the world. Amen.”

Beth Richardson, http://www.unclutteredheart.org/home/?currentPage=2

(photograph taken as charlie strobel spoke to the group gathered at the 2010 nashville homeless memorial service)

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