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Prayer and Meditation Simplified

Meditation centers our mind. If Christian meditation is new or elusive to you, here are three suggestions to get you started. This can be done in 15 minutes a day. Breathing: Close your eyes and breathe through your nose and

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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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The Great Reversal

If we distill the original Christian “gospel” to it’s essence, it’s this: Jesus is Lord, not Caesar. Of course, “Caesar” becomes a “fill in the blank”: “Jesus is Lord, not __________.” The core behavior of the Christian faith is to love one another. The

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In the Bleak Midwinter – Christmas 2020

Photo: by Janet Small – Nativity Arrangement by Our Grandchildren Yet it was you who took me from the womb; you kept me safe on my mother’s breast. On you I was cast from my birth, and since my mother

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Keeping a Journal or Diary

A Life of One’s Own: Part FiveI’ve been writing a series of essays based on Marion Milner’s book A Life of One’s Own1. Milner was a British Psychoanalyst. She lived from February 1, 1900 to May 29, 1998. When Milner was

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