Spirituality

You would have to be completely disconnected to not have noticed the tone of political discourse in American society. I find that the charm that social media once had, the vacuous nature of most of the posts with kittens and puppies and other little insubstantial minutiae, has been almost completely replaced by mostly hate-filled rhetoric…

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I have always had a love-hate relationship with my body. Mostly I love to hate it because most of the people around me when I was young taught me that it was inherently defective, but certainly I have regarded it as a disposable commodity that will always recover, though sometimes slowly, to the (mostly physical)…

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Originally posted on MakeItUltra™:
By Dr. Perry, PhD “Having a narcissistic parent is like living life as a human doormat.” ~ Anonymous Children come into the world much like new-born ducklings ready to imprint on their caretakers. They are innocent blank slates waiting to learn the ways of the world. Like a bud on the…

Better yet, leave right now. Play hooky. Do something you want to do, right now, and then commit to do something else you want to do tomorrow. Repeat as needed. Have you ever noticed the amazing number of people who die relatively young, before their time, of serious illness rather than as the result of…

Read more Call in sick tomorrow

There seems to be some confusion that I would like to clear up. The job of an ordained deacon, priest, bishop, and lay person is to follow Jesus. Jesus never said “don’t cuss.” Jesus hung out with fishermen. Fishermen cuss. Jesus did teach people to be nonviolent, to protect the oppressed, to lift up the…

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It seems to me that one of the consequences of the decline of institutional religion in America – and it’s also a cause of that decline, by the way – is that we have created a spiritual care vacuum. Mind you, I’m not talking about religious education. I am talking about spiritual care. To look…

Read more A Spiritual Care Vacuum