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Hugh Prather

Hugh Prather is a Methodist minister, lecturer, counselor, and the author of numerous bestsellers, including Notes to Myself (Bantam). He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

— From March 2000
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Practicing Love

We are walking in a ticker-tape parade. That’s all that’s going on. Some pieces of confetti read “great calves,” some “chronic sinus,” some “no noticeable hair loss,” some “multiple sclerosis,” and some “third-finger amputation.” Don’t judge your neighbor by what pieces of paper fall on his or her shoulders. Don’t think you are cursed or blessed by what pieces fall on yours.

March 2000
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Notes To Each Other

We were not brought together through signs and wonders; we did not even particularly love each other. We married on impulse the night of our third date without “hearing a Voice,” and things went rapidly downhill from there.

May 1994
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Quiet Answer

At the start of our journey, the perception of love may appear to come and quickly go. And for some there may be long periods of comparative bleakness. Yet beneath it will be a growing sense of gentleness and innocence and a deepening conviction that a Friend walks beside us and holds our hand in love.

September 1982
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

A Book Of Games

A Course In Spiritual Play

Your mind can smile. Did you know that? Try it right now and you will see. Amusement without mockery is divine. Laugh softly at yourself. Notice how everyone does the best he can. There is no one undeserving of a gentle pat and the light touch of your love.

May 1982
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

There Is A Place Where You Are Not Alone

“Rely on yourself” and “Do not rely on yourself” alone are not conflicting ideas. One must rely on what he is, but what he is is not alone.

March 1982
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