Nine Things I Think

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Nine Things I Think is an irregular feature whenever I have a list of things I want to talk about that aren’t long enough for their own individual posts.  There’s no theme, just nine things I want to bring to your attention.  Feel free to expand on any of these topics in the comments section.1)  It’s been three weeks since Teo Bishop announced he was returning to Christianity.  Twice I started writing a blog post on his decision and I abandoned them both – neither of them seemed to be saying … [Read more...]

Gratitude Is Not Enough

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If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is “thank you,” that would suffice – Meister EckhartWith apologies to Meister Eckhart, whose life was exemplary and whose quote I have used on many occasions, gratitude is not enough.Don’t misunderstand – gratitude is important. The practice of gratitude reminds us to focus our attention on what’s right in our lives rather than on what’s wrong. What we dwell on we manifest, so it behooves us to dwell on the good in our lives.Gra … [Read more...]