Tag Archives: faith

Everythingism

Photo by Shashank Sahay (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week Many people say that all religions are equally valid, and that it’s unfair or that it’s infringing on other people’s rights to say otherwise. When did everythingism replace tolerance? The U.S. … Continue reading

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Can We Reverse Our “Wing Flaps”?

Photo by Nathan Dumlao Thought for the Week I find the butterfly effect intriguing: the idea that the mere flap of a butterfly’s wing in, say, Nebraska could start a chain reaction leading to a tsunami in Sr Lanka. The point … Continue reading

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Everything Is a Miracle

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein I was intrigued to learn that the word “possible” in Matthew 19:26 … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

Guest Blog by Dora A K Dora AK affably accepted my request to write a guest blog about this site’s key idea, “the power of story to speak truth into people’s lives.” Here, she addresses not only the power of … Continue reading

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Harvest of Hope

“Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude. It is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a … Continue reading

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Who Do You Thank?

When I first heard the song “All Good Gifts” in the adorably ragamuffin movie version of Godspell way back in 1973, I got choked up. I didn’t understand why. And then, even though I considered God (“if there even is … Continue reading

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Is It Real?

Faith: If it doesn’t change who I am, it isn’t real.

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A Film That Inspired Me

Originally posted on This Jolly Beggar:
In response to SandmanJazz’s 30 Day Film Challenge today, to wit, a film that inspired you, I like his repartee to the prompt: “Inspired me to what?🤣” Exactly. Inspired me to what? And that…

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The devils are here

Originally posted on Benyapoesy:
Hell will be one of the most well-known concepts ever:is there anybody who needs to tellempty feelings, pains and people who feed on each other,and is there anybody to tell we are living hell;all vain trials,…

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Don’t Just Survive – Live!

“Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… It is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength.” There are few writers whose words seem to me more relevant to … Continue reading

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