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Belief. Faith. Any Difference? Does it Matter?

“Belief. Faith.” was last night’s topic at the Men’s Network session I attend most Mondays. Since I would spend today surrounded by Cindy’s colon surgery, I showed up early last night. I showed up eager to enjoy both my belief and my faith. There are differences between belief and faith. Actually, they’re the sort of […]

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 5:37 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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Lighten Up! There’s No Reason Not To.

Lighten up! Take that seriously and with several grains of the certainty that it’ll be good for you if you do! The reasons for lightening up are many. They include less stress and greater peace of mind. When you make the effort to remove the “weight of the world” from your very strong shoulders, you […]

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm 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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