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Limburger Attitude

 Marsha Jordan  Comments Off on Limburger Attitude
Mar 022007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan I don’t like morning — it starts too early in the day. Yesterday morning was worse than most and started out bad from the get go. I always know it’s going to be a lousy day when it begins with getting out of bed. I’ve had bronchitis for […]

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Jan 312007
 

This short story is shared by Brian Joseph As soon as he sat down on the bench he began to drift back to that Valentine’s Day eighteen years before. It had been at this very same bench. He had been coming here every Valentine’s Day. He would sit for an hour or so and remember […]

 Posted by at 13:58
Jan 162007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Have you ever wished, during some horrible time of your life, that you could run into a safe place and hide from the sadness or fear that stalks you? I saw a movie about a mother and daughter whose home was broken into. They hid in a special […]

 Posted by at 17:44
Jan 162007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan What can you say to a parent who loses a child to cancer? Whatever words we offer are inadequate to lessen their sorrow. We have no answers to questions like, “Why this child?” or “Why now?” and “What do I do now?” Another question we all ask and […]

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Things That Go Barf in the Night

 Marsha Jordan  Comments Off on Things That Go Barf in the Night
Jan 162007
 

This story is shared by Marsha Jordan I have difficulty sleeping because my dog shares my bed. When I say “shares,” I mean he assigns me a tiny space on the edge where I must hang on with my toenails to keep from falling out. Louie stretches out sideways in the middle of the bed […]

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What Are You Worth?

 Marsha Jordan  Comments Off on What Are You Worth?
Jan 162007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan My husband and I collect antiques and often argue about their value. He’ll say, “This is worth $500.” And my reply is “It’s not worth anything unless someone is willing to buy it.” People put great value on things. I laugh at how much some folks pay for […]

 Posted by at 17:11
Jan 082007
 

This article is shared by Ben Gilberti The key to the full experience of Truth rests with the fact that, when pressed to admit it, everyone must acknowledge that they in fact cannot be absolutely certain that anything in their experience is true. There is simply no way that anyone can be certain that the […]

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A Door and a Window

 Dale Hunter  Comments Off on A Door and a Window
Jan 062007
 

This article is shared by Dale Hunter When it’s the middle of the night, and the wind is screaming through the rigging at 45 knots, and the boat is heeled thirty degrees, and the seas are running high against you, and water is breaking on deck…, and you’re all alone…, and there is white water […]

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Dec 052006
 
The Difficulty In Applying Life’s Greatest Secret

This article is shared by William Cottringer First of all, what is life’s greatest secret? A recently released video, “The Secret,” is bound to have a major impact by explaining what the secret involves and all the benefits it brings. In fact, it is my first experience at hearing a group of very different theologians, […]

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The Giving Gift

 Brian Joseph  Comments Off on The Giving Gift
Oct 272006
 

This Holiday Short Story is shared by Brian Joseph After he had unwrapped his gifts on Christmas morning the the 5 year old boy’s mother asked him which one of his presents he wanted to donate to a poor child who had less than him. “None”, the boy replied. His mom sat him on her […]

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A Letter to a Friend II

 Max DeJong  Comments Off on A Letter to a Friend II
May 042006
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong No doubt we all make mistakes. The fact we do is not the issue. The fact we don’t should be reason for concern. The only way to progress in life is our willingness to make mistakes in order to learn. When it happens we should be encouraged instead […]

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Our Hero

 Kristine K. Lowder  Comments Off on Our Hero
Mar 212006
 

This poem is shared by Kristine K. Lowder He’s tired coming home as the day’s nearly spent Selfless shoulders may sag and then droop, greatly bent But when he walks through the door at the end of the day He’s met by a chorus chiming, “Dad, can you play?” First Josiah jumps up and dashes […]

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Having A Relationship In Later Years

 William Cottringer  Comments Off on Having A Relationship In Later Years
Mar 092006
 

This article is shared by William Cottringer Having an intimate relationship with another human being is the ultimate test of character—prompting you to come face to face with your best and worse self and forcing you to apply all the good things you have learned to help influence a positive outcome, sometimes against seemingly insurmountable […]

 Posted by at 18:13
Feb 242006
 

This story is shared by Kristine K. Lowder Hands clenched white, he gripped the drooping paper plate for dear life. My four year-old tracked me down between sips of orange juice and a double Dutch chocolate donut bearing his latest Sunday school creation: a slightly squashed green plastic planter sheltering what may be charitably dubbed […]

 Posted by at 18:41
Feb 242006
 

This poem is shared by Kristine K. Lowder Me again Grimy Wobbly Faithless Stubbornly starving Pockmarked with pitfalls Plowed deep in pride Strangled by selfishness Butting another brick wall Me again

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What I Wanted

 Kristine K. Lowder  Comments Off on What I Wanted
Feb 242006
 

This poem is shared by Kristine K. Lowder I wanted You to still the storm calm the tempest part my sea. I wanted You to mend my fractures salve my wounds end the pain. I wanted You to sharpen sword eviscerate all enemies oversee their quick retreat. You didn’t.

 Posted by at 18:30
Jan 262006
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong It is desire that makes entrance to existence, and its omission closes it. “THEN, could you tell me more about the materialization process?” It is the union of three, ‘Desire-Thought-Energy’, that are the building blocks of creative reality. “What are the steps involved?” First of all DESIRE! Literally […]

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Proof (Beyond Belief) in the Existence of God

 Michael Levy  Comments Off on Proof (Beyond Belief) in the Existence of God
Nov 302005
 

This article is shared by Michael Levy No matter what any person believes, the image of some sort of God will come into their mind. Even if they do not believe in that image, they will still hold an image of God in their minds, so that they can reject it…Therefore; God has to exist […]

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Jul 182005
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong When discussing politics or religion (especially the latter, but both are intertwined much as the Aesculapian staff) it seems you entered ‘holy ground’… the primordial foundations where people built their hopes on and outline their lives. It is not wise to enter these waters, for it could ruin […]

 Posted by at 17:26
Mar 222005
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong Here is a question from someone I am willing to share with you. Do keep in mind that my answers are related to my personal awareness only and should not be considered as THE truth, for that depends entirely on your own point of view. However my point […]

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Coincidence… an accident or arrangement?

 Max DeJong  Comments Off on Coincidence… an accident or arrangement?
Mar 152005
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong I myself do not believe in ‘coincidences’. I think of them more as ‘coinciding incidences’. Carl Jung described this phenomenon as ‘synchronicity’ and I quote: “Meaningful coincidences are unthinkable as pure chance–the more they multiply and the greater and more exact the correspondence is… they can no longer […]

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A real master never SHOWS he is one. He just IS!

 Max DeJong  Comments Off on A real master never SHOWS he is one. He just IS!
Mar 142005
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” – Margaret Thatcher Sometimes we feel to CONVINCE people that we are right. Not because WE ARE RIGHT, but just TO PROVE we are.

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Those who can not love want power

 Max DeJong  Comments Off on Those who can not love want power
Mar 142005
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong Real Love is limited to “souled” beings only. Replica’s cannot generate “love” themselves so they steal it away from you in order to regain power (over you!)

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Learning to be yourself again

 Max DeJong  Comments Off on Learning to be yourself again
Mar 142005
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong How can we learn to improve if we do not learn from our mistakes? How can we learn from our mistakes, if we are not willing to make them? No one is perfect, but no one is a fool either.

 Posted by at 18:07
Mar 052005
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong No matter who you are, what you do or what you have, you have a basic goal in life which is specific to each one of us. Failing to know what that goal is will make you liable to loop into life’s birth/death cycle and karma has nothing […]

 Posted by at 8:47
Mar 052005
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong Money itself has no power or advantages whatsoever. It is the commonly agreed upon illusion that it represents value, therefore it was given power and we all agreed to sustain its status. Logic declares that one piece of green paper of the same substance cannot outweigh the value […]

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Regarding relationships

 Max DeJong  Comments Off on Regarding relationships
Mar 052005
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong Beware to look for a role model in others. The only person that is qualified to be your advisor is yourself! The prime directive that is considered the basic for all relationships is: “Respect for each other’s FREEWILL.”

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The Truth is not "out there" …

 Max DeJong  Comments Off on The Truth is not "out there" …
Feb 232005
 

It’s there where it always has been… INSIDE us! This article is shared by Max DeJong It might look strange when life hits us as a being and we wake up as a crying child facing the first impressions inside a body. Nonetheless it is what we have done, the moment we enter the game […]

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Spirituality: a scientific perspective

 C.B. Basak  Comments Off on Spirituality: a scientific perspective
Oct 032004
 

The scientific approach to spirituality as presented here by Mr. C. B. Basak shows there’s a natural efficiency in being kind to others. In terms of thermodynamics it makes more sense to let others be in peace than to disturb them while doing the work that needs to be done.

 Posted by at 14:34
Aug 082004
 

This article is shared by Guy Finley Guy Finley has just released his newest book, “Apprentice of the Heart: Lessons in Life Only Love Can Teach” (WhiteCloud Press, 2004). Here psychologist Dr. Ellen Dickstein interviews the author about his new book, the true meaning of love, and how anyone can find more love in life. […]

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