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Faith in Real Life

Active Listening

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe were having dinner a while ago – going around the table and hearing about each person's day. As a person was sharing something that was particularly exciting, the familiar "voice mail received" rudely interrupted and without a second thought, the message was tended to. This was disturbing as we realized that this little intrusion […]


Personal Experience Matters in the Long Run

Reading Time: 2 minutesA modern parable: Filbert was a dog who lived in a small prairie town.   He was a good and happy dog who had a good family that treated him very well.  One day he was rolling in the grass when out of the corner of his eye he saw the biggest rabbit he had ever […]

Growing Deeper

O Love, Divine Love

O Love, divine Love, why do You lay siege to me? In a frenzy of love for me, You find no rest. From five sides You move against me, Hearing, sight, taste, touch, and scent. To come out is to be caught; I cannot hide from You. _____________ If I come out … [Read More...]

Climbing the Ladder of Real Success

Self-help is all the rage these days. One can assume that the voracious appetite for this kind of material serves to illustrate the perceived need of folks who are working very hard to be better, to improve with a goal to be more successful, and more fulfilled … [Read More...]

Breaking Free from Bitterness. The Transforming Power of Forgiveness

Bitterness is toxic!  No kidding, eh!  The root cause of bitterness, whether it is towards another person, a situation or ourselves, is almost always unforgiveness.  The ability to forgive is key as we learn to walk in greater freedom from … [Read More...]

Finding God in Real Life

The great philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once suggested that life is best understood looking backwards, but it must be lived forwards. A conundrum for sure, for how many of us would like to know how things will work out before we start instead of afterwards! … [Read More...]

Really Listening

Seems to be a theme in my life these days - learning to listen well. Even when we do this well, we can always learn to listen better.  I have written about learning to be present in the moment in other posts but specifically I want to explore the aspect … [Read More...]

Special in a Real way

A powerful address by this teacher to the graduating class and it seems many others think so too for this speech has gone viral and the subject of many a blog post.  It seems to me to awaken / jar some of us from our slumber, warm the hearts of some of us … [Read More...]