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50,000 Blog Visits

It is with some humility, surprise, and measured delight that I acknowledge the accumulation of over 50,000 blog views here on John’s Consciousness. While I generally find it surprising that any greater-than-normal number of visitors stop by to read here in a day or within a particular week or month as the statistics report, this exceptional volume exceeds anything I myself would have predicted, and even though it has taken about three and a half years of serious effort and attention to my writing in order to gather this many views, I must report a degree of astonishment that it happened at all. 606 more words

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Live From Within

Jesus came from Heaven to earth; to show the way, to give life, to fulfill the law and establish a new creature – Jesus (John 1:1-3) was the Word of God made flesh (John 1:14) 1,293 more words

The Golden Days of Youth

When I close my eyes after looking at the photo above, I can still smell the late summer air as we played together on the open fields at Valley Forge National Park. 433 more words

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We still need ritual!

In his wonderful book ¬†‘The Sacred and the Profane’, famed historian of religion Mircea Eliade observes that even¬†modern people who reject the tenets of religious belief and practice are unconsciously nourished by the memory of the sacred. 440 more words

01 - New Posts: January 2014 Onwards

The Dichotomy of Normalcy and Anomaly

Normalcy and Anomaly stood on different grounds, a separate arrangement has been given at birth. One could have shuffle the letters and one becomes the other. 362 more words

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Trial and Suffering


Recently discovered painting by Van Gogh entitled “Cypress Sky and Country.”

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” 222 more words

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