Tag Archives: authentic living

Jesus Laughed

Faith can be a very serious matter,  but let's face it - some folks look like they have been baptized in prune juice!    Throughout history, faith has had profound impact both positively and negatively but is faith always so intense that it never smiles or laughs? Throughout scripture we have a number of instances…
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Wholeness: Thoughts and Actions

 Have you ever waxed so eloquently on something, and while standing amazed at your passionate overflow, you're arrested by the question “who just said that?”  It's a pretty common thing as many of us often speak passionately about a cause, an ideal or injustice only to discover that while we spoke well of it, in our…
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Wholeness: Faith in Real Life

I appreciate what Rohr has to say in the quote below.  I believe it is important that our spirituality, our faith life, is fully grounded in the here and now, in the concrete of our real life.  Healthy Christian spirituality brings wholeness - we are created as physical, concrete beings who are also at the…
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Intro to the Love Paradigm

The Love Paradigm is like a new set of eye glasses that alter slightly the way we see things.  Worldview can be defined as a collection of intellectual, emotional and / or spiritual paradigms that are based upon beliefs about the world, about reality, about truth.  These paradigms are like a skeletal system (gives organization…
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Knowing: Reason and Wonder

"The stirring in our hearts when watching the star studded sky is something no language can declare.  What smites us with unquenchable amazement is not that which we can grasp  and are able to convey but that which lies within our reach but beyond our grasp - the ineffable."* I remember first hearing about the…
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When a Sparrow Falls – An Allegory of Failure & Hope

Not even a sparrow, worth only half a penny, can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. Mt 10:29 Once upon a time a Momma bird hatched new baby sparrows. One sparrow was bigger and stronger than the other sparrows of the nest. With time, he grew faster, grew grander than his nest…
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Compassion: Genius in the Art of Living

The term "compassion" often evokes visions of pity or an infomercial showing impoverished children around the world.  It seems the fullness of compassion in real, everyday life is often overshadowed by the noise of cultural greed and violence.  Recent world events like the Japanese earthquake / tsunami and the resulting outpouring of support and prayers…
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I’m a Little Cracked Pot…

Nothing like a little stress to bring things to the surface of my life that I need to deal with. You know... the not so nice things that you would rather not deal with. Take'em to the backyard, dig a deep hole and bury 'em. Out of sight out of mind! Not quite! I really…
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