Archive: March, 2015

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Fasting: From War

Back in the 1960’s, there was a poster by the artist Sister Corita Kent that said, “What if they viagra natural medicina mapuche gave a war and nobody came?”  This, of course, was at the height of the Viet Nam war but it is a question worth pondering. I struggle with this question.  When you […]

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Fasting: For Justice

I believe in charity and compassion, but, even more, I am coming to believe in working for justice.  As the saying goes, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day.  Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”  The Gospel allows us to see things differently and empowers us […]

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Fasting: Confront Consumerism

Here is the quote that I heard, “Advertising creates in us a desire to spend money we do not have on products that we do not need.”  Could one say that consumerism fosters a form of idolatry?  I know that this is true for me.  I don’t consume big items……I dribble.  Little things here and […]

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Fasting: Meatless Days

For centuries the Christian Church has asked Christians to refrain from eating meat on Friday as a fasting discipline to support remembering the death of Christ.  This has been a controversial, but meaningful practice, that has especially been highlighted in Lent.  I mean, even McDonald’s offers Lenten specials on their fish fillet each Friday during […]

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Fasting: Lent, Opulence, and HGTV

This is going to be hard to write because I have to start by confessing that I am an HGTV addict.  I feel like I might be related viagra 25 mg efectos secundarios to the Property Brothers and I love watching both House Hunters and House Hunter’s International.  And I love the Fixer Upper series […]

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    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 […]