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How We Interpret Life

Last weekend, when I was in AL, I read Pema Chödrön’s book When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times.  Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun and a resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. I wanted to share a personal (astonishing) discovery. […]

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God as Literary Character – Part 3

I’ve finished the book…meaning the book God: A Biography by Jack Miles. Here are the last of my jumbled-up thoughts for you to ponder on this beautiful, frozen Tuesday.  [It’s one of those days where the frost lines each skinny tree limb, giving the illusion that each massive tree could crack into a million pieces.] […]

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Percolating

It’s no mistake that several of my posts in the last week have been about waiting and playing.  Can you tell ideas are percolating?  It’s true.  They have to simmer a while before I can put an outline down…then put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard).  I’m still stuck on bits of that […]

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Finding Purpose in Pain

I feel a little inept at commenting on poet Cairns’ book (The End of Suffering: Finding Purpose in Pain by Scott Cairns), simply because I’ve already dealt with the universal problem of suffering in Eve (for myself).  That statement sounds more grandiose than I intended.  “Dealt with suffering” is never as final as a door […]

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I Just Don’t Understand God Sometimes

Okay, so I’ve promised you I would take you along (drag you along?) on my journey of learning and discovery, and as I’ve just started Christopher J. H. Wright’s The God I Don’t Understand (I know, I know, I was supposed to be reading this all along, but with so many summer events intervening, I […]

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