Stan

what I do for a living

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Apr 302010
 

The other day I realised that if there’s anything I may have learned so far on the path of spirituality it’s that not Spirit but ego is running the show. That brought me down to earth with a bump, but it’s okay. It comes with the territory of living a dream. Reality doesn’t have to […]

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being peace

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Nov 072009
 

Mind is the director, the actor, and the stage of everything that seems to happen. The whole physical universe is purely mental. In reality nothing ever happens. Reality is total, perfect, undivided, and changeless. The body does appear to have a brain, but it’s not the brain that does the thinking. Space and time, matter […]

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Oct 252009
 

This short story is shared by Brian Joseph It was Christmas Eve and James was home from college. He had just finished helping his mother clear the supper table and was talking about his plans for the coming summer after he graduated. His fourteen year old sister entered the kitchen. ” Are you guys ready? […]

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Apr 212009
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan How does being a Christian affect the minute details of your daily life? Do we put in “pew time” on Sundays but live pretty much the same way everyone else does the rest of the week? Or do we live lives of excellence at all times? Aristotle said, […]

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True Riches

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Feb 202009
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan I have an acquaintance who won big on the slot machines in Las Vegas. I wouldn’t mind having money spill out of a machine into my pockets, but that’s not likely to happen since I don’t gamble. However, I am rich because I possess a treasure greater than […]

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Now I See

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Feb 202009
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Due to complications of an illness, without warning I’d been struck blind. As I lay awake in the lonely darkness, I prayed harder than I’d ever prayed before. I was living a nightmare. I felt alone and afraid. The searing pain stabbed at my eyes as if fire […]

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Sister Sister

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Feb 202009
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan My sister, Mrs. Clean, bleaches her ceiling, vacuums the driveway, and irons socks. Her house looks like a magazine cover. Mine looks like the county dump. Her floors are so clean you could eat off them. You can eat off mine too . . . if you’re a […]

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Jul 222008
 

This short story is shared by Brian Joseph Strange how a word or phrase used in a certain way can evoke a memory. That is how it was for Marissa as she sat on the beach. It was early Fall and late in the day so there weren’t many people around. She sat close to […]

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Path of the Winged Heart

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Mar 062008
 

This short story is shared by Brian Joseph Maria sank down into her living room chair. It had been a long day. She closed her eyes and replayed the events of the last few days. There had been another encounter with one of the crippled hearts. When she was done replaying the events of the […]

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Feb 032008
 

This article is shared by Debbie Edwards It’s never too late to realize your potential and achieve your dreams! Everyone reaches plateau’s in their life when they find stagnation and indecision over what their life is really about. And that’s a natural evolution in the process of becoming a master of their own craft. This […]

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I would have been homeless from the flood if my grandfather hadn't died

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Jan 202008
 

This article is shared by Debbie Edwards I never would have thought that the end of the summer in 1986 would have been such a big year for change for my family and I. I had just finished my whole elementary education in Catholic school and was ready to finally enter into the public school […]

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Your life story doesn't have to have a bad ending

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Jan 202008
 

This article is shared by Debbie Edwards Have you ever received a really negative or frightening reading by a spiritual advisor? I’ve encountered several people within the last few days who have shared their personal experiences in which they were given really negative, doom and gloom, scenario’s of their future to come. I knew this […]

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Jan 122008
 

What can I do when someone I love hurts? To be honest, my knee-jerk reaction is to try to fix them. Good grief, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had my ass handed back to me for doing that. My kids are the best example. When one of my kids is hurting I […]

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a simple vow

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Dec 252007
 

This world is totally designed to keep us away from the peace of God, the state of mind that we are still enjoying in reality. So, in this dream of a worldly existence we’re meant to be upset most of the time. Even when there’s a semblance of real joy for a moment, it’s only […]

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Dec 162007
 

This article is shared by Debbie Edwards I’m sure you’ve noticed the change in attitude lately of everyone around you. Either someone is happy and loving, or they are completely angry and confused. This is happening everywhere. We all see it, feel it, and are actively experiencing it. With change comes people who will oppose […]

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What the World Needs

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Nov 012007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan My grandson was here for five days, and I lived to tell about it. The husband and I spent much of that time trying to impress upon Cobi that a diet of just pickles and olives is not balanced or healthy. Yesterday, he had three huge pickles for […]

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The Sunshine of a Warm Word

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Sep 302007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Two kids were talking one day. Marvin said, “That new kid in school is nothing but a big fathead!” Matilda, in her refined way, softly said, “You shouldn’t call people names like that. It’s rude. I never call people names.” Marvin shrugged and told her, “Well, I just […]

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Letting Go — The Key to Getting What You Really Want

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Sep 182007
 

This article is shared by Guy Finley Each time we see the need to let go of something — a bad habit that drags us down, an unsatisfactory relationship, a career choice that can’t complete us in the way we dreamed it would, or maybe unrealistic expectations of ours about others that eventually spoil our […]

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Undie Man to the Rescue!

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Sep 072007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Last night my grandson, Cobi, was putting his pajamas on in the bathroom when suddenly, the door swung open and he jumped out. Wearing his underwear on his head, he announced, “It’s Undie Man to the rescue!” Cobi loves super heroes. Last week when I bought him new […]

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Aug 052007
 

This article is shared by William Cottringer What is ‘It’? ‘It’ is the one thing we all want and yet do the same one thing to keep from getting. The trouble is that we have taken ‘It’ apart and disassembled ‘It’ into way too many different things, which has just increased the options we think […]

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Nobody Appreciates Me

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Jun 242007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Have you ever felt forgotten, neglected, unappreciated, or unloved? Haven’t we all? Joseph, a prophet of God, was mistreated by his jealous brothers and just about everybody else he encountered. His brothers sold him as a slave and told their dad he’d been killed by a wild animal. […]

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Sole Song

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Jun 082007
 

This story is shared by Kristine K. Lowder “Find the most beautiful anniversary card you can and send it to Marilyn as a token of My love for you.” “But Lord,” I sputtered, “you don’t understand. Send Marilyn a card after what she did to me? Are you kidding?” His velvet steel reply was unequivocal, […]

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Jun 062007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan I recently bought a magnifying mirror . . . a big, lighted magnifying mirror that makes it impossible for me to ignore all my face’s imperfections. The unreasonable clerk who sold me the mirror wouldn’t let me return it. She said not liking what I saw in it […]

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May 152007
 

This article is shared by Kristine K. Lowder Do you remember the jingle? It’s the catchy tune from one of TV’s top shows of yester-year: Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name, And they’re always glad you came; You want to be where you can see, Our troubles are all the same; […]

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May 152007
 

This article is shared by Kristine K. Lowder I have a confession. I’m an “after-Christmas” aficionada. I love to save on “after-Christmas” sales. I love to “stock up for next year” at half-price and exchange unwanted gifts for refunds. I like clearing up and cleaning out and the sparkling expanse of a brand new, clean-as-a-whistle […]

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Knuckle White

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May 152007
 

This poem is shared by Kristine K. Lowder Can I bind myself to that naked stake Shall I lift high the red-striped timber Will heart and hand fully lade partake Can flesh fade without a whimper? Do roses bloom without a brier Shall I bend Thy will to mine Doth dross consume sans smelting fire […]

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He Did What He Could

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Apr 302007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan John the Baptist didn’t have any great talents. He didn’t perform mystifying miracles (not even a simple card trick). He wasn’t a handsome crooner with a voice like Perry Como’s. He didn’t have degrees or diplomas. He didn’t have an impressive gift of speaking like Billy Graham. He […]

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Apr 152007
 

It would be insane to overlook reality as if it didn’t exist, wouldn’t it?. That’s why anything real doesn’t have to be forgiven. It would be equally insane not to overlook illusions. That’s why illusions are only there to be forgiven, all of them without exception. Awakening starts with recognizing what’s real and what’s not, […]

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