Easter!

Christmas – a time of giving and receiving. With Christmas we hear things such as: “Christmas in July,” and “I wish everyday could be Christmas.” Christmas, the holiday where often materialism and commercialism seem to be center stage. But what about Easter? Yes, commercialism has played its part, too, but not nearly to the extent of Christmas. So, what about Easter? When I think of Easter, I think about all the Sunrise services held throughout the world. Everyone awaiting the dawn of a new day. Easter...

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Offended

Oh to be offended, when at last I thought my mind was all mended. Politicians come, politicians go. Oh to be offended, when at last I thought my mind was all mended. Conflicts arise out of differing points of view. While one heart simmers, the other stews. Oh to be offended, when at last I thought my mind was all mended. Out of religions arise a boasting that is uncompromised. Oh to be offended, when at last I thought my mind was all mended. Unsightly things and aromas that make my nostrils sting my...

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Spring! What a wonderful time of year.

Spring has sprung: what a wonderful time of year. The cold bitter weather, the gray dreary skies, and the trees devoid of their foliage now begin to give way to the warming sun, the green foliage of grasses and bright petals of flowers all springing forth life. In the song, “the Rose,” there is the lyric, “that far beneath the bitter snows lies the seed, that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes the rose.” This makes me think of the seed that lies in all our...

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Daylight Savings Time!

It’s about that time … or is it? Once upon a time. A stitch in time saves nine. Working 9 to 5. Clock in, clock out. What a buzzer beater. Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. I love Daylight Savings Time; I hate Daylight Savings Time; Why even change time? Don’t be late! Don’t get there too early! 2 minute warning. Saved by the bell … It’s about time! Does anybody really know what time it is? Although I do not propose to know what time it is, I do...

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Bells & Whistles

We are all, or most of us anyway, familiar with purchasing a car. Some are rather plain and some are loaded with bells & whistles. It is sort of fun to think back through the years how the bells & whistles have changed. A/C, electric windows, power locks, radios, electric seats, air bags, navigation systems, etc., etc., etc. It’s nice to have all or at least a few of these bells & whistles, but lest we forget, what we really appreciate is the engine, transmission, and the tires. I...

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The Seesaw and the Balance of Life

As we go through life, we are constantly reminded about the importance of living a balanced life, ___% spiritual, ___% work, ___% family, ___% friends or whatever breakdown is important to you. We hear phrases such as “you never hear someone on their death bed wish they had spent more time working.” I often wondered how frequently we should seek to achieve this balance – monthly, weekly, daily, or minute by minute. A case could even be made that we spend the first 25 years working and the...

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Enlightening

I read the book cover to cover from start to finish. Now, I find I jump around doing the exercises. It’s also made me more aware of songs that inspire me and I’ve been keeping a log. Even though I think I found my path years ago, this book reminds me of some of the things I still do, or things I managed to overcome. Thanks for putting this together.

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Valentine’s Day and Un-Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, a day considered by a lot of people as a day made up by the greeting card, florist and chocolate industries. I am not sure of the origins of this “holiday,” and why it comes in February. Maybe it is because February tends to be somewhat of a gray and gloomy month and the bright red that is associated with Valentine’s Day brings a little cheer. Think of how beautiful a red cardinal is on a gloomy winter’s day. Even beyond the brightness of Valentines, think about the acts of Valentine’s...

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