Category Archives: Life leadership and spirituality

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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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

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…And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. ~Matthew 6:11-13, the Bible bread of life ~d…

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A Zen Master’s Advice On Coping With Trump | Thich Nhat Hanh – The Huffington Post

This article came from Marney Morrison on Facebook. “Phap Dung also points to the Buddhist teaching of interdependence: that people we perceive as our greatest enemies can be our greatest teachers, because they show aspects of ourselves that we find … Continue reading

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Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books – The New York Times

“Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama. Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, … Continue reading

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