Tag Archives: detachment

The Battle of the Newspaper

It’s only a thin daily paper, maybe 12-15 pages many of which are filled with ads. But for years, I have faithfully read the Holland Sentinel – when it was not so good journalism and now that it is pretty … Continue reading

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Buying $3 Worth of God

I was hopscotching through some of my early posts the other day when I found this quote: “I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please, not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“The great temptation is to keep blaming those who were closest to us for our present condition saying: “You made me who I am now, and I hate who I am.” The great challenge is to acknowledge our hurts and … Continue reading

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Living the Serenity Prayer – Hardship

The Serenity Prayer has a long and rather mysterious history. The first three lines were made popular by  Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 -1971), as part of a 1934 lecture. The modern prayer is several lines longer. In 1941, the prayer was noticed … Continue reading

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Holding all Things Loosely

A friend of mine keeps a small bowl of sand on her desk.  Whenever she struggles to let go of a hurt or a worry or a problem that is not hers to solve, she holds some of the sand … Continue reading

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