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Category Archives: spirituality
Humans in power can make decisions that affect a lot of ordinary people. But there are some areas — the seasons of the year, the hope in people’s souls — that they cannot affect. Continue reading
If there is a large mountain in our way, and we have to get to the other side, it doesn’t do much good to pretend that it isn’t there. And yet, we do this all the time, not so much … Continue reading
Fellowship with other human beings is one of the sweetest gifts life has to offer. For years, my mental association with the word was limited to church culture, the five minutes before or after formal services in which people were … Continue reading
Speed and efficiency, while they have their places, tend to take up too much space in U.S. culture and thinking. When we focus on wisdom as opposed to production, we’re willing to slow down and take the time we need to grow into the people we were created to be. Continue reading
The people who, theoretically, are supposed to show compassion, too often don’t. And that is wrenchingly sad. Against all my better instincts, I wandered around a locally-based social media page, one that extols itself for “speaking the truth, and proud … Continue reading
This last week, I encountered a number of angry, irritated people. A couple of them came out verbally swinging, and while my first reaction was to swing back, I didn’t. Instead, I did the old “a soft answer turns away … Continue reading
The American Evangelical “Christian” church has much to answer for in people’s confusion about God. After all, their central tenet is this: God made you. You’re a sinner. Because God is perfect and you’re a sinner, He can’t stand you … Continue reading
Sunlight is a gift given to all life on the planet. So far, the few humans whose goal is to own everything, control everything, and take everything from everyone else, haven’t managed to limit the supply of sunlight, package it … Continue reading
Being happy and looking cool are distinct from one another. People who are “cool” are sophisticated, savyy, polished, worldly, suave, and bit . . . bored. A smooth sense of ennui pervades every action, and they never look clumsy, awkward … Continue reading
I remember the first time I ran into the word, “Influencers.” Something about it provoked a reaction of distaste, this idea that some complete stranger expected to shape the minds, beliefs, development, and character of others simply because they spoke … Continue reading