SMOKE ON THE WIND: GOODBYE

I wish to thank all my loyal readers of my Smoke on the Wind column over the past decade and my gratitude and respect to the wonderful staff of The Waynedale News.
God bless you all…readers and staff…it is now time for me to retire from writing the column.

If anyone would like to contact me for

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SMOKE ON THE WIND : HALF ACRE CAFE

Wow!

The Super Bowl was a great success for our Hoosier State with many positive comments from across the nation. There was even a newspaper article about how Indiana is noted for its breaded tenderloin.

Well folks, I’m here to tell you – the secret is out as to where you can get the very best

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SMOKE ON THE WIND: OUR ENERGY SOURCE

As a child, I did not have a teddy bear. I had Jesus as my special friend and a heavenly host of friends. I was a puny little kid coming into this world, and one time as an infant, someone told my mother and father, “Tommy may not pull through, but you are a young couple. You can always have

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SMOKE ON THE WIND: FOLLOW IN THE EXAMPLE OF JESUS

No new insights about God in 2012, for God is love, and the truest expression of love is that He sent us a friend and way-shower – Jesus.

If we follow the example of Jesus, we will be in paradise.

All of us – all nations – will be dancing and singing joyful songs, for we will have come from the

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SMOKE ON THE WIND: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I love the beautiful music of the Christmas season and all the glorious lights and colors, the decorated Christmas trees, getting together with family and friends.

Long after the Christmas lights are taken down and gifts exchanged, there is one light that still shines and cannot be blown out like a

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SMOKE ON THE WIND: IN GOD WE TRUST

One thing I learned from my Native American heritage:  In God We Trust.

We always have and always will.

He taught us Indians to have respect for all creation and for us to take care of Mother Earth – nourish, love and protect her, and she will do the same for us.
He created the rivers

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The other day, I was reading a newspaper article about how cashiers are irreplaceable and that some grocery stores are scrapping the self-serve checkouts.

I thought about how that relates to one’s faith.

There are times that we certainly need a self check and to look within, spending quiet time

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In my meditation, dream time, and prayer time, I told God that I want to serve Him, but I’m confused. I follow the Red Road, and there are Christians who say I’m wrong and that I’m lost.

God answered and said, “I’m called and known by many names. Your people, the Iroquois,

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SMOKE ON THE WIND

A SUPERMARKET
OF FAITH
Open 24 hours a day, including holidays.

There are many lanes where you can do a self-checkout. Some require that you not unload everything in their lane. You can do it, but you may be standing in line behind someone who has more “stuff” to unload than you.

Imagine that.

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Did you ever say, or hear someone else say, “I’m just so busy!” Yes, I know many people are, but then I got to thinking about one’s faith, harmony, balance, and prayer life.

Standing before The Creator, what would we say if asked, “Do you remember me? Do you know who I

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SMOKE ON THE WIND

Among Native American tribes, when one is in need of prayer and comfort, they will ask that we ‘send up some smoke’ for them.

What they are asking is for us to pray, using sacred tobacco to send our prayers up to The Creator. We can use a prayer pipe, or we can burn tobacco in a shell

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I am asked frequently how I dealt with the loss of my daughter when she was just 21.

Well, let me tell you. It is called faith. My faith works for me and I’m at peace. Of all the people in the world, God blessed me to be her father.

People have said to me, “I don’t know what I would

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I once had a teacher who said, “Thoughts held in mind, seek after their own kind.”

What I have come to realize is that we need to keep good thoughts in mind if we are to stay in balance and harmony.

It does no good to wallow around complaining to people about how bad things are today.

We

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If the heat of summer is making you sweat, here is a good Native American truth that I use, and it will help you also if you are open and receptive to the Creator’s gifts and blessings for us, His children.

Pour some water in a circle upon Mother Earth, and then step into that circle.
Get quiet.

Close

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In my prayer time and quiet reflection, I was thinking about the sacred pow wow drum and the coming together of people from all across the country. To us Native American Indians, the drum is the heartbeat of The Creator, and I don’t know of any culture that does not have a drum. I believe it is time for us to pick up our drum and join together in the sacred circle. Mother Earth will give us the beat, the rhythm, and say God Bless You.   Dancing Feather   P.S. If you are interested in forming a drum circle, please call, write or email Dancing Feather 260-636-2269 ebbing@ligtel.com Dancing Feather 633 N 75 E Albion, IN 46701
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My brother, James “Feather in the Wind” Ebbing, and I spent the day together, riding around in his pick-up truck, running errands. He turned on the radio, and we listened to a religious program. One of the things that were said was that we need to shut up and listen to God and not try

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As strong as I may seem, once you spend time with me, look and observe me, you will find that I have cracks in me, like the strongest of concrete walls.

I know that the Creator has blessed you and given you a special name – Walking Feather – for you have walked into my life, and with a

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As strong as I may seem, once you spend time with me, look and observe me, you will find that I have cracks in me, like the strongest of concrete walls.

I know that the Creator has blessed you and given you a special name – Walking Feather – for you have walked into my life, and with a

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GARDENING 101

Our light is ever-glowing, with the fragrance of an ever-blooming rose of Love from our Heart Center.

Growing in purpose in the Master’s Garden, we will always be blossoms of Christ’s Love and Light.

We have the power to sink our roots of Love and Light deep into our Mother

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

If we are at peace within ourselves and have love, respect, understanding and wisdom, then we are in harmony with The Holy Spirit and our indwelling Christ Light.

We will serve all creation in a Godly manner as we are guided by Spirit. All our needs will be met. Nourish and bless all

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Oh, how a little sunshine lifts one’s spirit!

Yes, we all go through periods of darkness. However, if we keep our faith in The Way Shower, we will find that our spirit is strong.

How? Well, because God will send someone or something to guide us.  We will be touched by The Holy Spirit. I pray

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Good morning! And yes it is, because I’m centered in my heart and grateful to The Creator for this day. I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Please, don’t you dare tell me I can’t pray wherever or whenever I choose. I pray for you, for your well-being. I ask our Creator, God, to instill

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I try to think spiritual thoughts when snowed in, thoughts to uplift my mood, thoughts of my feathered friends and furry little creatures out in the cold. We need to get plowed out. That is what they are saying as well as what I’m thinking.
I can plow a place for them where they can come

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