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The summer Trump rose to the epicenter of political spectacle, the garden grew thick with tomatoes ripening late into September, and I decided I wanted to have a baby. 973 more words


Perspective, The Convergence of Blessing and Lesson, and The Philosophy of Gratitude

This Thanksgiving long weekend my focus is on perspective, as it has been off and on for some time now. Lately I’ve been paying attention to my reactions to events and situations, and the opinions I form as a result. 835 more words

Practical Philosophy

Highlighting Your Bible

If you follow me on Snapchat, then you know that I sometimes post snaps of my ~elaborately highlighted~ Bible.

I’d like to preface this by saying that me marking up my Bible doesn’t make me any more or less “spiritual.” I just see it as a way for me to have a deeper interaction with the Word. 996 more words


God's Peace

Some years ago, a friend confided that she had a lot of trouble praying and meditating in her house, because her husband had retired and was home much of the time. 1,326 more words


Setbacks and Getting Stuck - Thoughts on Friction and Traction

Life stinks. Not always – ┬ábut once in a while every one of us gets a slap in the face from the universe, whether we deserve it or not. 584 more words

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And The Truth Shall Set You Free

L.D. Turner

Have you ever been to a modern zoo, the type where the animals are not caged? Instead, they usually are separated from zoo patrons by large ditches, small canals, or non-descript fencing. 1,446 more words


How to Succeed in Faith without Really Trying

Doubt is an integral part of our human condition. No one escapes it, not even the greatest saints and spiritual masters. So how do we deal with times of doubt? 1,320 more words