God Hates Amputees?

OK, this has been bothering me for a while, so I’m going to bring it to your attention. Jesus’s promise in the New Testament (Mark 11:24): “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”  There are numerous promises such as these. Either […]

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Freebies

Art?  Books?  Free downloads?  What more could you want?  These will keep you happily sated all weekend…and beyond. Google’s online Art Project is a fabulous treasure box of panoramic photo tours of 17 major museums around the world.  Grab a latte (or beer) and enjoy.  Invite family, friends.  If you can’t travel, this is the […]

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Killing Ants

From Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness & Open Your Heart by Patricia Donegan. Donegan assesses this in light of the topic of honesty. How can you be honest with yourself today?  Gently, slowly, so that you won’t break into a thousand pieces? [Post image: Spring work by xvost on stock.xchng]

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Truth-Telling

Have you seen The Help yet?  Marvelous.  It’s one of the first times in my reading and movie-going experience I thought the book (The Help by Kathryn Stockett) and movie were both superb.  Yes, I know they’ve received quite a lot of criticism, but I think the critics have been focusing on all the wrong things. […]

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Falling Short

What’s on replay at my house.  “Falling Short” on Jeff Bridges’ new CD. [Post image: Seagull flying by Karadur on stock.xchng]

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The quote I live by

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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