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TGIF: Sick and grateful?

I’m sick today.  Sick is not something I can easily find gratitude in so you won’t find me throwing platitudes at you today.  However, since my food intake today has consisted mostly of water, that has me thinking.  I am grateful for clean water.  One of those things I never have to think about but…

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Subsidizing Original Sin

Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness. – George Santayana There…

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The Price of Hate

From Karen Coverett at recreatingmyworld.wordpress.com Reposted with permission The Price of Hate I wanted to do this In my own time To wait until I was ready Until I had the answers Rather than questions I’m still asking myself I wanted to do this When I felt secure To wait until I’d talked With those…

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Party with Prostitutes – Prayerful Tuesday

Last week a friend posted this video of Dr. Tony Compolo and I thought I’d share it with you this morning. I really don’t need to add anything except the following two requests. If you know someone who is in need of love give it to them. Don’t let stereotypes get in the way of…

Mindful Monday: Look, unblinking

The Buddha’s First Noble Truth (of four) — the truth of dukkha, or the inevitable suffering, anxiety/fear, and dissatisfaction found in human life — seems like a downer way to start learning about Buddhism or its more secular version, mindfulness. It sounds like we must resign ourselves to a depressing, burdensome life, scrambling pointlessly for…

Inspired by Esther

I have been at a conference all week where we have been discussing how to organize ourselves to create social change. One of the most fun exercises what a Bible study linking the Book of Esther from Hebrew scripture with organizing for social change. In the story of Esther, there is no mention of the…