Monthly Archives: November 2008

What we fear the most

I had to laugh at myself. I finished that long post on fear yesterday and carefully tapped danced around the ultimate fear, our fear of death. So if you will stay with me, I’d like to address that fear today. … Continue reading

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Our uneasy relationship with fear

A loud, jarring noise woke me. I couldn’t fit it into a known category, and the hair on the back of my neck start to rise. Was it a burglar in the night? Was my life in danger? My heart … Continue reading

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Thankful for Gifts Differing

I believe that we all have different gifts, some that we use, some latent, that we could use, if we only believed in their existence. And all such gifts have both positive and negative elements to them. Take perfect pitch, … Continue reading

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An exciting adventure

Barbara Swafford, in her exceptional blog, Blogging without a Blog has honored me with her award, NBOTW (New Blog of the Week).  For those of you arriving here from Barbara’s Blog, Welcome! For those of you who have not yet visited … Continue reading

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Walking the tightrope to find a balanced life

When I was little the circus would come to town, and if my folks had the money we’d go see a performance. I liked the horses, didn’t find the clowns terribly funny, and gasped at the tigers and lions. But … Continue reading

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Voluntary simplicity in a 272 channel television world

Photo: Wikimedia Creative Commons Sometimes ideas arrive in your life at exactly the time you need them. Tonight I was reading Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich by Duane Elgin. He describes how the … Continue reading

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Christmas procrastination

Christmas decorations have been up this year since before Halloween.  I feel sorry for the retailers.  After all, we are all in this together.  But I also find a strong resistance inside to start on the holidays just yet. As … Continue reading

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