Tag Archives: G.K. Chesterton

Count the Cost

“Count the cost… Those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.” ~Luke 14:28, 33 “(But) if you continue in my word, then you are truly my disciples. And you will know the truth, … Continue reading

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Shutdown!

Source of quote unknown. The U. S. is on the verge of its longest government shutdown in history (due, as always, to an impasse over spending). Meanwhile, Congress and the current administration are vying to see who can win The … Continue reading

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Stubbornness

Stubbornness is the trademark of contemporary culture. It seems that no one can be wrong anymore, or, God forbid, compromise on anything. Is stubbornness bad, then? Well, at its core, it’s simply a refusal to give up. And when it … Continue reading

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The Holidays are Upon Us!

“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” ~Dave Barry “I bought my brother some gift-wrap. I took it … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

∞ ∞ ∞ The part of me that claims to be Irish salutes the part of you that claims to be Irish! (I’m actually about a 4th Irish, and absurdly proud of it. You?)∞ ∞ ∞ “For the great Gaels … Continue reading

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Real Diversity

Somewhere in the lush undergrowth of G.K. Chesterton’s essays is a delightful little piece about tolerance. In this essay, Chesterton avers that, because we crave diversity (the ultimate human adventure) some of us move away from our parochial towns or … Continue reading

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Call Me Mr. Sunshine

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
So, I’ve been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by Kat Frost, the delightfully un-frosty blogger at More Than I’ve Been. My challenge: to answer a set of Questions and choose other worthy Nominees. Here goes: My…

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