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Reflection can also mean P-R-A-Y

Reflection can also mean P-R-A-Y

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

When times are hard, we should pray.

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Good leaders push, encourage

Good leaders push, encourage

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ancient wisdom is the best wisdom. St Benedict of Nursia lived over 1,500 years ago, but his famous book, “The Rule” still speaks today. One of the most striking chapters gives timeless wisdom on leadership. Chapter 64 discusses how the head of a monastery, the abbot, is to lead the brethren under his charge and care. Benedict says this: “Let [the abbot] hate ill-doing but love the brethren. In administering correction, let him act with prudent moderation, lest being too zealous in removing the rust he break the vessel.”

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Being vs. seeming generates awareness

Being vs. seeming generates awareness

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chaplain (Maj.) Jeremy A. Blanford 25th Infantry Division SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A recurring theme in conversation lately has been this concept of personal identity, its various components and our ability to affect change. For the purposes of this conversation, identity is defined by one’s attitudes, beliefs and choices – who we are at our core. […]

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End of the world? Find faith as a foreigner

End of the world? Find faith as a foreigner

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being a person of faith means viewing oneself as a foreigner living on earth who is journeying to another kingdom.

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Self-awareness can be found with serious introspection

Self-awareness can be found with serious introspection

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

To be critical of another person’s character or behavior is probably one of the most natural responses in human relationships.

Often, we live our lives in a type of reaction to the myriad of offenses that might come our way on any particular day.
In fact, being offended means nothing at all, it is a powerless whining that leads the person in a “victim cycle,” giving them a numbing shot of self-righteousness indignation.

Ultimately, no one really cares if you are offended – except maybe you.

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Path to wisdom begins with gratitude

Path to wisdom begins with gratitude

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the summer of 1787, our fledgling nation’s representatives gathered in Philadelphia to work out some suitable national charter.

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Uncertainty in life? Consider an ‘all in!’ spirituality

Uncertainty in life? Consider an ‘all in!’ spirituality

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Humans have chosen a variety of analogies to wrestle with the dilemma of how to deal with uncertainty, especially when responding to God.

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Footsteps in Faith: How a fishing net becomes a family heirloom

Footsteps in Faith: How a fishing net becomes a family heirloom

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The net has journeyed with my family on our many moves across the United States. Usually it hangs in a garden shed or garage with other tools I try not to use.

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Footsteps of Faith: ‘Exam Time!’ Examine your life

Footsteps of Faith: ‘Exam Time!’ Examine your life

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

So, busy people, examine yourselves (mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually) and have a life that is worth living and sharing.

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Footsteps in Faith: How listening can generate dividends

Footsteps in Faith: How listening can generate dividends

| April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Is it possible that we were just missing part of the story that was there to hear all along if only we listened carefully?

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