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Happy Gratitude Day

I don’t like the term Thanksgiving anymore. It’s been stolen to teach us to feel good about genocide. But I do think giving thanks and getting together with family and friends and celebrating the harvest time is good. Here are 25 things I’m thankful for right now. Continue reading

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Should I Help?

Sometimes, people may look bad but may like things the way they are. Always ask what they want before injecting yourself into their lives. Continue reading

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A Gratitude Story

Jamison looked over and realized that “every black circle and square on Schou’s family tree represented someone who helped save my life.” Continue reading

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The Things We Do For Control

At the personal, social or international level, our sense of being separate individuals adrift in an uncaring world drives us to seek control, when what we usually need is connection. Continue reading

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Born Again

Where do you go when you get out of prison? How do you start your life over almost from scratch? How relevant are those challenges to those we all face? After two years outside the prison walls, Marlon has some experiences that seem highly instructive and inspiring for all of us. Continue reading

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Life Imitates Facebook

Good and bad; it’s all on the Internet. Whatever you ’re drawn to, whatever you respond to or like, the programs will send you more of. The things you click on, you will receive over and over. If you respond to posts that make you feel bad, you create more opportunities to feel bad. Is life like that, or isn’t it? Continue reading

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Don’t Ask Why

Most times, “why” doesn’t matter. There’s nothing we can do about what has already happened. Why did your company downsize your job? Why did I get multiple sclerosis? I can wonder, but what difference does it make? The point is deciding what to do now. Continue reading

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Five Things Not to Think About

Thinking about sex is the opposite of doing it. Thinking in general is the opposite of experiencing. Save the brain for what it evolved for, solving real problems, and give it a rest when you want to create, love, laugh, relax, or be sexy. Continue reading

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Improv with God

Improv is life. You are given a character to play: born with a specific body and mind, a particular family, a given place, time, and culture. Occasionally God calls out a suggestion. “Now you fall in love.” “Now you get cancer.” How do you respond? Continue reading

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Why Fear is Boss

Fear causes us to focus on the negative. You go to a party and eight lovely things happen – meetings, conversations, food, attraction, dance – and one clumsy thing – you bump into someone and they glare at you. You’ll probably remember the one negative over all the positives. This focus on fear is a survival strategy from long ago. If that one negative was a tiger behind a tree, you really needed to focus on that. Continue reading

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