Burqas in the Bible?

The following comment was a Facebook status observation by my friend Elizabeth Dahl Kingery, blogger at Unravel, a couple of weeks ago. Do you think this is fair?  Is there any truth in it?  How do you understand this commandment? In my humble opinion, there are two issues here.  The first is of Jesus’s demanding […]

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Do You Hate Your Family?

I know.  I’m asking some tough questions.  Are you still with me? Jesus says in Luke 14:26: ‎”If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.” Do you hate your family? […]

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Standing in the Midst of Life

From Rilke’s wonderful book Letters to a Young Poet. [Post image: Starry night by magicmarie on stock.xchng]

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Can YOU Make It Rain?

The political scene is not looking too rosy.  Scary is the better adjective for it. I can’t say it much better than this, so I’ll let Christopher Hitchens say it all in Slate’s “Rick Perry’s God.” My question for you: if you believe in God or a higher power, do you actually think you can […]

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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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