Tag Archives: love

Success is …

Money, fancy cars, big homes, power, and fame - We all seem to hold certain cultural ideas of success. However, throughout various stages of  life, in practical terms, our ideas of success changes.  I came across this short story and in a silly way it speaks to our ideas of what exactly success is over a…
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45 Things to Live Well (16-20)

We continue with our 45 things we can do to live well and this installment is good ol' fashioned horse sense.  Ever wonder how cliches came to be?  I think cliche' are great "suitcase" sayings that are a simple way of expressing a bit of wisdom that has been found to be helpful through the…
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50 Shades of Love :: Marriages

The statistics have been reported in many places, and for many, about half of all marriages will fail. This is not another heavy for those who have been kicked around the Church because they’re divorced.  The reality is life happens, and I don’t believe for a moment anyone decides to get married intending they will…
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$3 Worth of God Please

I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine. I don’t want enough of God to make me love a black man or pick beets with a migrant.…
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Special in a Real way

A powerful address by this teacher to the graduating class and it seems many others think so too for this speech has gone viral and the subject of many a blog post.  It seems to me to awaken / jar some of us from our slumber, warm the hearts of some of us older folks…
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Healing Power of Gratitude

Many of us grew up having had "good" manners drilled into us.  Please and thank you being the "magic words" of etiquette but more than just being polite, showing gratitude may just have some unexpected and profound healing effects.   Who doesn't like to be thanked, to be recognized in an appropriate way when we have…
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Rikers Song: An Ode to Child-like Faith

(First Game) Daddy…  what’s going on? Daddy who are all the faces? I’m not so sure about this Daddy but I’m sure about you. So many children, Daddy. I’ve never played soccer, Daddy. I’m not sure about this Daddy but I am sure about you. So I will stay with you, just for a while.…
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Ding, Dong the Witch is Dead?

[This piece is dated for sure but the ideas within it are still valid.  As we wrestle with Jesus' words to love our enemies and His Gospel of non-violence, we need to sit in the midst of seeming caldron of conflicting emotions and twisted ideas of justice and allow Holy Spirit to speak to us.]…
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