About Niki Flow

♡. I sign with a heart and a dot because Love, period. Thanks for your visit. If you enjoyed my writing, you may enjoy my first book, "Elanthian Love Songs - A Bard's Tale," written under my prior pen name, Sara Michele O'Sullivan and published on Amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/Elanthian-Love-Songs-Bards-Tale-ebook/dp/B01BS8DFTK One of the songs from Elanthian Love Songs is available with music on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LRzE_fEERxw ☼ Coming Soon ☼ Twelve Tales, short stories themed for each month, will be out later this year. Sadie and Tony run a diner in Westmont, New Jersey. They met in a very unconventional way. The stories "12 Tales" are told by their customers who are as different as every month of the year. Sadie and Tony's story will begin the book, though it's not counted among the other 12. So, really, it's "A Baker's Dozen" tales. =) You can read their story now, here: "Thin Threads" https://nikiflow.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/thin-threads/

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“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”

―C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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“I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge – even wisdom. Like art.”

Toni Morrison

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Music “Ode to Women” by Empty Hands Music.  Used with permission.  Thank you!

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“We respect and love all religions. We never put down anyone’s religion, or uphold one religion to the exclusion of others. What we want is to believe and respect interfaith religion, inclusive of all faith traditions. In our community spiritual practices, we invoke our prayers to the Divine, rather than invoking any particular name or form of God to the exclusion of others.”

-Sister Lucy Kurien, Maher

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“My dear students…any time you see a woman or a child begging on the street…the aged men left on the street, can you stop…and ask, ‘Do you need some help?’ And please call me up.” -Sister Lucy Kurien, Maher.

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“I have nothing,” she told her mentor, a priest. “What will I do?”

“You have love in your heart,” he told her.

“But with just love, what will I do?”

Here’s what she did.

-Sister Lucy Kurien

from: The Nun Who Has Saved Thousands of Lives From Violence
–by Christa Hillstrom

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“Maher means ‘Mother’s Home’ in Marathi. And she created the warmth of a mother’s home for the destitute, homeless, children as well as women. That seed has become a big tree today and all of us can partake of its shade but behind it lies such small stories of deep transformation.”  -Sachi Maniar from Sister Lucy the Mother Teresa of Pune

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“Maher is a shining ray of hope for transforming our troubled world. This book tells its story, and the stories of some of the women and children whose lives have been transformed there.”  from Women Healing Woman:  A Model of Hope for Oppressed Women Everywhere by William Keepin, Ph.D. and Cynthia Brix, M. Div.

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Sister Lucy Kurien, Maher “Mother’s Home”

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“Maher is a shining ray of hope for transforming our troubled world. This book tells its story, and the stories of some of the women and children whose lives have been transformed there.”  from Women Healing Woman:  A Model of Hope for Oppressed Women Everywhere by William Keepin, Ph.D. and Cynthia Brix, M. Div.

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