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Contentment

Thought for the Week During a recent Sunday drive, my wife and I stumbled across this wonderful old covered bridge above. It was an ordinary day (our original plans had fallen through) made special by warm conversation and a light … Continue reading

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Truth Is a Hard Path

Photo: David John Terry (pinterest.com) Thought for the Week Truth is not comforting. It’s a hard path to stay on. It’s rocky and unpredictable, refusing to show us what we wanted to see, taking us where it will, rather that … Continue reading

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A Necessary Resolution: Better Health

Thought for the Week Many New Year’s Resolutions are pie-in-the-sky (for diet resolution-ists, make that celery-sticks-in-the-sky); they’re doomed because they’re viewed as niceties, not necessities. But health, the number one resolution subject, is a necessity. Why? Because we’re complex creatures, … Continue reading

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Meet Me In the Middle?

Thought for the Week During the contentious–and by some, still contended–national election my country just came through, I was repeatedly prodded to “take a stand!” i.e. to swing either far to the left far to the right. But I did … Continue reading

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You Are More Than Just a Body

Seascape by Marek Ruzyk Thought for the Week I still have a lot left to learn. But one thing I know is this: I’m not here to simply live until I die. I’m here to grow my soul, to tend … Continue reading

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Without Wonder…

Thought for the Week To say it’s been a hard year would be a gross understatement. And yet this week Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. In theory. In truth, many will wonder what there is to be thankful for. But they’ll … Continue reading

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Stay the Course!

Thought for the Week Don’t lose sight of your true purpose. Purpose always transcends circumstances. Yes, adjustments and even detours will need to be made along the way, but they too can be a part of fulfilling your purpose. If … Continue reading

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The Wounds of a Friend

Thought for the Week “The wounds of a friend are faithful, but the kisses of an enemy are lies.” ~Proverbs 27:6 Is there someone who regularly disables your ego defense system, who knows the “unimproved” version of you and likes … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Your Life

Thought for the Week We are not the only creatures on earth who look up at the stars. But we are the only ones who look up and ask, “Why?” “Yes, your life has a purpose.” said Rhema. “What?” Gina … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Mask

Thought for the Week “We are intensely attached,” Matthew Kelly observes, “to being perceived in a positive light, even by people we don’t know and will never meet—perhaps most telling, we even want to be perceived positively by people we … Continue reading

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