I Stole These Paragraphs Because They are So Good

Joe Heschmeyer, over at Word on Fire had a great article on the 20th of July that I wanted to make sure my readers saw the following paragraphs. the article was titled: “How the News and Politics is Destroying Your Soul (and what you can do about it)” Heschmeyer makes a number of discerning and … More I Stole These Paragraphs Because They are So Good

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Sorrow and Loss

via Sorrow and Loss I was reminded of this post again as I thought of all the loss and sorrow, and pain and hopelessness that has traveled with all of us over the last 6 months.

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Keeping the First Commandment – How to Build a World

Sunday Afternoon Musing “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”    Exodus 20:3 “If we kept that commandment all the other commandments would be obeyed. If we secure this queenbee we are given the swarm. To put nothing ‘before’ God! What is left in the circle of obedience? God first, always and everywhere. Nothing … More Keeping the First Commandment – How to Build a World

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Blowing Up Buddha

Almost twenty years ago, a band of fundamentalist, doctrinaire terrorists called the Taliban, decided that their vision of a better world could not be attained without the destruction of 6th century artistic expressions of Buddha’s carved out of sandstone cliffs in Afghanistan. I remember how apalled I and most of the world was at the … More Blowing Up Buddha

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Day 7, Saturday — Waiting, Watching, in Wonder

Read Psalm 90 and 130 There is joy after tears when tears are humble. May all your tears flow from a humble heart. A Morning Prayer of Lament Taking Psalm 90 Personally 6205 days left. Six thousand two hundred days left. Six-thousand-two-hundred-days left. I can’t stretch them. Only You know if they or more are … More Day 7, Saturday — Waiting, Watching, in Wonder

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Name that City

Name that City (Bonus: name the particular institutions in the blanks) (Because sometimes, diversions are fun.) The Nation’s first: Capital city University = ______________________________ Medical School = _________________________ Hospital = ________________________________ Stock Exchange Public Bank Public Library American Flag Volunteer Fire Brigade Federal Mint Botanical Garden – ________________________ Scientific Institution – _____________________ Electronic Computer = … More Name that City

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