Category Archives: Life leadership and spirituality

“Why I am still grateful” op-ed by Peter Wehner – NYT

I am grateful for my family, friends, community, our country, and this wonderful world. I pray every day that we practice good stewardship, as part of our celebration and gratitude for life. “Why I am still grateful,” the op-ed below, … Continue reading

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When the Cat’s Away … – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“When the cat’s away those mice sure do play, don’t they? One need look only at the decision Sunday by China’s Communist Party to abolish the country’s presidential term limit, which will enable Xi Jinping to remain in power indefinitely, … Continue reading

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Living Abroad Taught Me to Love America – Janine di Giovanni – NYT

“In France, only the very bright can enter programs to prepare them for the graduate schools that act as iron gateways to the elite. In America, we draw our political and economic leadership from everywhere. Yes, there are loans. But … Continue reading

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Erick Erickson: How to Find Common Ground – The New York Times

“. . . The truth, though, is that our Facebook friends are probably not going to water our flowers while we are on vacation and our Twitter followers will not bring us a meal if we are sick. But the … Continue reading

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5 Practical Tips That Help Navigate Life Challenges by Tinker Lindsay – HealYourLife

When my nineteen-year marriage shattered into shards, and I thought my heart might not ever heal, I discovered a book called Conscious Loving, by Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks Source: 5 Practical Tips That Help Navigate Life Challenges by Tinker Lindsay … Continue reading

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Gandhi Won’t Leave India – by By GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI – NYT

“. . . Democracy is about majority rule, not majoritarian tyranny. What is under attack in India is not just Hindu-Muslim concord, but the right of all minorities — ethnic, linguistic, regional, political, social and cultural — to be themselves, … Continue reading

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The Muggle Problem – by Ross Douthat – NYT

“This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter novel, and the beginning — in Britain, at least; the first volume’s publication in America came a little later — of a cultural juggernaut that defined a generation’s … Continue reading

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The Quiet Power of Humility – by Peter Wehner – NYT

“What Steve meant by this, I think, is that the world is unfathomably complex. To believe we have mastered it in all respects — that our angle of vision on matters like politics, philosophy and theology is just right all … Continue reading

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The Benedict Option – David Brooks – NYT

“Faith seems to come in two personalities, the purist and the ironist. Purists believe that everything in the world is part of a harmonious whole. All questions point ultimately to a single answer. If we orient our lives toward this … Continue reading

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The Pope on Panhandling: Give Without Worry – The New York Times

“New Yorkers, if not city dwellers everywhere, might acknowledge a debt to Pope Francis this week. He has offered a concrete, permanently useful prescription for dealing with panhandlers.It’s this: Give them the money, and don’t worry about it. The pope’s … Continue reading

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