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Preoccupations

A healthy spirituality expands instead of contracts our worldview. I wrote this short story a number of years ago about an early experience I had with Christian fundamentalism. Full of a thousand preoccupations as they are, they pray only a

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What Do I Want?

“ANY CULTURE TELLS YOU HOW TO LIVE your one and only life: to wit, as everyone else does.”  — Annie Dillard1 “What Do I Want?” is not a conversation I could have had with myself as a child or even for

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Spiritual Guides and Independent Thinking

If I’d lived my life by what others were thinkin’, the heart inside me would’ve died.But I was just too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity,Someone had to reach for the risin’ starI guess it was up to

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A Final Tour of the Interior Castle

I have completed blogging through the Interior Castle. I still plan to revise and organize this site along with occasionally adding new material. Attached is a summary of the book with links to key subjects and sections.  Teresa of Avila: A

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Castles in the Air

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Four Teresa of Avila’s accomplishments are impressive. She was a great theologian, a reformer in the church, and a prolific author which included writing one of the classic books of Christianity. About

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