Category Archives: Thought Challenge

Turning

“To everything turn, turn, turn There is a season, turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, A time to die…” A time to raise children, A time for them to be … Continue reading

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Creating: Joy

It seems to me that at least in part the ability to create and live creatively flows out of joy. Happiness certainly helps but happiness tends to be somewhat transitory (as an emotion) while joy (which encompasses happiness, enjoyment, and … Continue reading

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Thought Challenge: Privilege or Duty

I was talking to some people recently and reading some things and it struck me quite strongly that there are really only two ways to look at life: either it is an amazing gift and privilege meant to be developed … Continue reading

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Thought Challenge: Living What We Believe…

In the Collect for this Sixth Sunday in Easter we pray “O God, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man?s understanding:” and St. Paul says: “…my God shall supply all your need according … Continue reading

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I Give Thanks…

For cool spring weather (in Virginia?) that makes my re-organizing projects much more pleasant than they would otherwise be… For children whose growth in maturity means they can play together nicely so that I can accomplish what I’ve set for … Continue reading

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And They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Contentiousness…

Yesterday I was checking Facebook and I saw a post from a friend of mine (in a liberal Christian Denomination) rejoicing that someone had finally called “those hating conservatives” to task for their treatment of the poor etc. OK. Well … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Modesty

A couple of weeks ago I posted a Thought Challenge on Modesty I received this comment from a boyhood friend of S and thought it was detailed enough (and my reply long enough) that I should just make a new … Continue reading

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Thought Challenge 2

In many circles people are asking questions about modesty. What is it? Who should be modest? and so on… As I think of my own upbringing and listen to the current conversations on the subject I wonder: How do you … Continue reading

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