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Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

“What would be tops on a zebra’s list of things that cause stress? Well, a zebra certainly worries about physical stressors. A lion has just attacked you, you’ve succeeded in escaping, but the lion is still after you with lunch … Continue reading

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Fear, Love, and Inadequacy

Greetings from Israel!  I know it’s been a while since my last post, but just wanted to share something with everyone from what I’ve currently been reading.  A few of these quotes from Marianne Williamson, my sister from a different … Continue reading

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Eleven Rings and a Chinese Parable

It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  Since my last post I’ve finished my graduate degree at University of Chicago, celebrated a very special 4 year anniversary and done a bit of traveling.  My family and girlfriend all came into … Continue reading

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The Rabbi who was Forbidden Entrance in the Life to Come; Monday Morning Parable

There was a Rabbi who was very righteous and noble, he loved his community and loved Torah.  Because of his humility and godliness people began to notice something about the Rabbi.  When he prayed, it seemed as though God answered … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Nurse; What We Talk About When We Talk About God

I’m reading through Rob Bell’s new book What We Talk About When We Talk About God and absolutely loved this story so thought I would share it with everyone.  “A few years ago I was speaking in that fine city … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons Kids Leave the Church

I thought this article was very well written and extremely insightful: http://marc5solas.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/top-10-reasons-our-kids-leave-church/ Some notable excerpts: “The statistics are jaw-droppingly horrific: 70% of youth stop attending church when they graduate from High School. Nearly a decade later, about half return to … Continue reading

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It Takes Courage…

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”  — E.E. Cummings, Poet

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