Archive: December, 2009

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Simplicity

Originally posted on December 20, 2008 The invitation to simplicity is a wholistic response to the presence of God in our lives. Simplicity happens when I realize that my whole being is in God and that I have no need for anything else to support my life. The presence of God puts all things into […]

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Freedom of Simplicity – Book Review

Originally posted on April 1, 2008 Foster, R. (1981). Freedom of Simplicity. San Francisco: Harper. Freedom of Simplicity was published in 1981, and, I have read it, now, three times. It is Foster who, twenty some years ago, began me in the transition to simplicity and it is simplicity that continues to be a tension […]

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Jesus For President – Book Review

Originally posted on January 27, 2008 The introduction to this book is entitled, “A Book to Provoke the Christian Political Imagination.” In actuality, this book will provoke more than political imagination. Claiborne and Haw take the reader to places the reader may have never wanted to go. The authors really probe into the issue of […]

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Practicing Radical Hospitality

Originally posted on January 3, 2008 The Icon of the Holy Trinity is understood to reflect the doctrine of The Holy Trinity and The Hospitality of God. The account of the strangers visiting Abram is reflective of the practice of hospitality as reflected in the Old Testament. It is expected that the person of God […]

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Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light – Book Review

Originally posted on January 3, 2008 Kolodiejchuk, M.C. (2007). Mother Teresa: Come be my light, The private writings of the “Saint of Calcutta.” New York: Doubleday. I read this right after reading Claiborne’s, Irrisistible Revolution, so I felt in some ways that I had a one two punch regarding Christian life and sacrifice. The book […]

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Recent Items

  • The Loneliness Factor

    I was at a luncheon that was serving as a listening post for seniors to describe their sense of loneliness and isolation. I knew that the population invited to this luncheon was one that would probably have a higher sense of isolation, but, what I heard was much more intense than I expected. A man […]

  • Social Networks and Aging

    It is interesting that research is showing two demographics experiencing social isolation in such as way as to impact health: Young Adults (18-22) and Senior Adults (65+). I have worked with both populations over the past 50 years and I continue to be amazed at the similarity of the questions raised by both groups and […]

  • An Eye-Opening Awareness: One More Transition for this Guy

    I sat at a luncheon two weeks ago that opened my eyes to a reality that I knew was there, but as the discussion unfolded I began to realize how the discussion, about to take place, was going to expand my thinking. As I listened to the needs of the people with whom I shared […]

  • TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE: LETTING GOD SET THE AGENDA

    When it comes to the human condition and a desire to change, we can become easily frustrated: we think that we want to change … but we really don’t. Paul expresses this contradiction well in Romans 7:15-24: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do […]

  • The Crisis of Loneliness

    THE NATIONAL CRISIS CALLED LONELINESS From “LINKED IN” “America is becoming Isolation Nation. Nearly half of respondents to a nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna say they always or sometimes feel alone, and 54% say they feel no one knows them well. Such loneliness is connected to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. The […]