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Why?

Photo: Daily Mail When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Why? Why do we need … Continue reading

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Work vs. Living

Photo by Jamie Street Thought for the Week Monday is the start of the work week for most of us. And while we know we should “work to live and not live to work,” is that enough? It’s important to … Continue reading

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The Reason for Your Hope

Photo by Lina Trochez “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ≅

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Parable of the Bricks

Photo by Suliman Sallehi When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I knew the … Continue reading

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Childlike, Not Childish

Childishness is fine for children. But Jesus calls us to grow spiritually. And yet at the same time to become more childlike. Isn’t that a contradiction? No, because being childish is trusting in something limited and flawed, like ourselves. But being … Continue reading

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Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

Originally posted on Coffee with Carolanne:
Dedicated to my best mate. I promised to be quiet, not absent. I cannot get there but I never left you. Sat by a riverbank, soaking in the sunshine, in June 2017 I posed…

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Using Others Wounds Your Soul

Manipulator (careerattraction.com) Thought for the Week “Have you ever manipulated another person for your own selfish ends, and then felt remorse? What did you do next? Did you fix that bridge? Or did you burn it?” ~The Wishing Map We … Continue reading

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Independence and Dependence

Today is Independence Day in my country. I’m proud of this country and of the freedoms its founders proclaimed. But I’m under no delusion that it can grant me the kind of freedom for which my soul truly hungers. Indeed, … Continue reading

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Everyday Messages From God

Guest Blog by David’s Daily Dose David of David’s Daily Dose is simply one of the most real, down-to-earth bloggers I’ve come across. He describes himself like this: “I’m just a regular guy who was tempted to lose all hope … Continue reading

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My Mid-Year’s Resolutions

Can you believe we’ve reached the middle of the year? Along about mid-year, I always tend to pause and reflect on whether my New Year’s Resolutions have changed. Some have and some haven’t, but these two never do. So, in … Continue reading

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