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Come together with forgiveness

His family experienced what he called a “come together Christmas.” He flew to Chicago four days before Christmas to see his mom and dad. Mom has an increasingly difficult fight with cancer. Her 88 years of memory are more and more spotty. Dad is stalwart and holds the fort admirably. It is beginning to show, […]

Posted on January 12, 2019 at 12:30 pm by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Praying Made Easy. 15. To Release Resentment.

The reason to release resentment is simple. It does no good to hold onto resentment of someone else’s words or actions. Some have told me that resentment is a strong motivator. The desire to get even can be a powerful impulse. You harbor resentment, and you become its slave. Buddha put it best: “Those who […]

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 5:14 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Praying Made Easy. 13. To Forgive Yourself

Forgive yourself first, and it’s easier to forgive another. Publius Syrius, a Latin writer, said: “How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.” It has to be easier and forgiving someone else from a happy state. Even if we’re not needing to forgive someone else, that happy state’s a better place to be. Scientific research […]

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 5:39 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Morning Rituals. How many?

Morning rituals are, literally, an everyday occurrence. Many would think that a ritual is spiritual and a routine is just a repeated behavior. Like a routine, a ritual is repeated. And we can give our routines plenty of spiritual energy. Do you have spiritual rituals? Are they attached to your morning? A University of Connecticut […]

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 5:08 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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