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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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Breathing Under Water, Spirituality and the 12 Steps by Richard Rohr

I recently started reading a book by Richard Rohr on how the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous are rooted in the gospel message of Jesus.  An interesting and fascinating topic to say the least.  One passage that struck me was … Continue reading

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The Text in Context; Wednesday Wisdom

“It cannot be overemphasized, that the key to an understanding of the New Testament is a fluent knowledge of Hebrew and an intimate acquaintance with Jewish history, culture, and Rabbinic Literature.”  –David Bivin, Understanding the Difficult Words of Jesus One … Continue reading

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Should My Righteousness Exceed the Righteousness of the Pharisees?

Matthew 5:20 – “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.”  This passage has always intimidated me and I felt … Continue reading

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Redemption; Wednesday Wisdom

“The world is torn by conflicts, by folly, by hatred.  Our task is to cleanse, to illumine, to repair.  Every deed is either a clash or an aid in the effort of redemption.” — Abraham Joshua Heschel

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“You Have Eyes, Huntsman, but You Do Not See”

I watched Snow White and The Huntsman this weekend and one of the scenes in the movie reminded me of a past post about how there is often more going on around us than we realize.  In the movie one … Continue reading

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Dark Knight Rises Conclusion; A Tale of Two Cities

I really loved the selection from A Tale of Two Cities that was read at the conclusion of Dark Knight Rises, so thought I would share it with you today: “I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising … Continue reading

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