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Understanding God. Impossible.

Understanding God is impossible. When I first read that, I was bummed. Thomas Keating‘s actual statement is: “God isn’t something you can understand.” I have spent a whole lot of time and energy trying to figure out the what, how, and so many why’s about God. That bummed. Hard to accept that I can’t understand […]

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 4:47 am by Tim · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Prescription change? For the better.

A prescription change happened with my latest optometry appointment. Nothing major but a slight improvement for my near-sighted vision. The new prescription made me consider replacing the lenses in my two favorite frames: the ones I’d bought “on special” for $76 a year ago. That was $76 for the frames and the lenses: a progressive […]

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 5:04 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Praying is….this, that, and the other

What is praying? A couple of years ago, if you’d asked me how long I’d been praying, I would have said, “Five or six years.” I would have been wrong. Praying has been a lifelong practice. Whether I knew  it or not. My answer pinpointed the active attention and expression I gave to “talking to […]

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 6:57 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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My Go at Centering Prayer: Not Yet Successful

Maybe my years of mindful meditation have made my recent stab at centering prayer more than tricky. Fr. Thomas Keating says the reason for centering prayer is “to contribute to bringing the knowledge and experience of God’s love into the general consciousness of the human family.” It is a discipline meant to get us past […]

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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