Tag Archives: wisdom

Let’s Do it Better This Time

Surprising words from a man whose wisdom, at least at times, exceeded his behavior. But then it’s true of all of us at times, isn’t it? Currently, it seems it’s true of many. As the coronavirus lockdown unravels, many people … Continue reading

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Motherhood

To say that motherhood is unworthy is the unworthiest of things to say. To say that motherhood is complicated is to say that “the Sistine Chapel is a nice little drawing.” It isn’t just the start of life, it’s the … Continue reading

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Do We Keep Time, or Does It Keep Us?

“I had a clock and a watch, but I destroyed them both. I could not bear the way they mocked me.” ~Susanna Clarke Time demands too much of our time. It pretends to be indifferent, yet creates chaos when we … Continue reading

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Why Are We Here?

A disenchanted agnostic friend recently asked, “What is the purpose of life? Why don’t religions tell us?” I responded, “Jesus and others in the Bible do, in fact, tell us the purpose of life. It’s to know and love our … Continue reading

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Grace Places

“A woman who reverences the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” ~Proverbs 31:30-31 My Featured Bloggers this week are two women … Continue reading

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Knock, Knock…

…Who’s There? A little owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard Why can’t we be like that wise little bird? ~Mid-19th Century (Author Unknown) “Therefore, beloved, … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

Two more questions may answer the question: What would I die for? What do I live for?        “What am I living for? and What am I dying for? are the same question.”      ~Margaret Atwood “It … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

Getting My Wisdom Removed: A Sort of Halloween Horror Story They’re called wisdom teeth because they emerge when we reach adulthood (late teens to early 20s) and are now officially “wise.” Yeah, right. How many wise 18-year-olds do you know? … Continue reading

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Our True Colors?

I love to see the leaves change color in autumn, don’t you? Except that it’s a myth. Leaves don’t change color. My wife and I often walk in the woods. We’re blessed to live near Mount Airy Forest in Cincinnati, the oldest “urban forest” in the U.S., and what we’ve learned (as … Continue reading

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Suffering and Self-Preservation

Originally posted on forty-one ten:
The other day I heard someone say, “The more we are consumed with self-preservation the less attention we give to self-evaluation.” The less attention we give to self-evaluation the more blind, and even calloused, we…

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