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Fairness Is Overrated

Thought for the Week “The world isn’t fair, Calvin.” “I know, Dad, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?” ~Bill Watterson There’s great wisdom, I think, in learning to stop expecting fairness—by which we generally mean what Calvin … Continue reading

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Loss Teaches Us How to Live

Photo by Tetyana Kovrina (pexels.com) Thought for the Week “Nothing can truly be taken from us. There is nothing to lose. Inner peace begins when we stop saying, ‘I have lost it,’ and instead say, ‘It has been returned to … Continue reading

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Learn…and Move On

I’m on location shooting a film this week, so my posts will be short but (hopefully) sweet. Thought for the Week If we are wise (and if we are not, no advice will help us) we will learn not to … Continue reading

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A Prayer Life vs. A Life of Prayer

My Featured Blogger this Week is Alan Searle of Alan Searle’s Pleasant Lines. Alan is an award-winning journalist and political essayist, but “at my core,” he says, “I am still a Minnesota farm boy with mud on his boots, happiest … Continue reading

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Something Much Better

My Featured Blogger this Week is John Spiers of My Life With Gracie. John lives in England (I think) with an assortment of chickens who regularly inspire their human dad. Here’s one of John’s early posts to introduce you to … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Better All the Time

Photo by Isabella and Zsa Fischer (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time. (Echo: It can’t get no worse.)” ~Getting Better Although the lyrics to the classic Beatles’ song … Continue reading

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Taking Risks

Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park (shaleewanders.com) Thought for the Week Wisdom lies not in avoiding risks, but in taking them for the right reasons.  “Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.” ~Mark Twain ∴

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A Lesson From the Chinese Bamboo Tree

Originally posted on The Victor Negro:
The Chinese bamboo tree takes five years to grow. The seed is planted, watered and fertilised every day but it doesn’t break out of the ground till after five years. Once it breaks through…

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Where My Journey Began

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life, because that’s what you do when you’re young and foolish (as opposed to old and foolish). I’d abandoned my former atheism and started reading the words … Continue reading

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Free Will

Thought for the Week There are those who do not believe in free will, of course. And they are free to believe that, if they wish (see what I did there?). But I do believe in it. In fact, I … Continue reading

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