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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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Becoming a Gritty Christian

I’m “back in the saddle again,” co-leading a group studying Breathing Under Water, Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, by Richard Rohr. The lesson this week focused on the life-long process we engage in as we look deeply into our “private … Continue reading

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The Vocabulary of Spiritual Growth

Recently, as a birthday gift, my son took me to a lecture by David Brooks, New York Times columnist, commentator on PBS News Hour and Meet the Press,  and author of The Road to Character.  One of Brooks’ major themes … Continue reading

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Internal Landscapes

LIVING AS APPRENTICES                                                                      Did you know that your hippocampus (part of your brain) specializes in the memory of place?  According to Dr.  Esther Sternberg*,  research director at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, the hippocampus … Continue reading

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Surrender

Read Isaiah 64: 8 “Yet, O Lord, you are our father.  We are the clay, you are the potter: we are all the work of your hand.” This soul-training exercise involves shaping and creating something with clay while reflecting on … Continue reading

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