Category Archives: Mind Matters

A Psalm of Lament

. A Cry to God   I’m not very fancy at praying (But that’s no secret to You)! Often, Your Spirit’s groanings Are about all that I can do.   So maybe if I write it out, In the early … Continue reading

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The Hope Factor

I just heard a couple of devotionals: the first, about our tendency to want paradise on earth (not possible); the second was on our response to this (non-paradise) earth: cursing, or mourning. I see a common theme, which I will … Continue reading

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59 and Holding

Next week I begin my 60th year. (What the heck??? !)  I decided to look it up and—to my relief—according to Wikipedia, I’ve still got plenty of time in middle-age. (Whew.) Being a “suddenly-emptied” nester, I find myself often in … Continue reading

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“10% Happier”

After he suffered a panic attack on national television, journalist Dan Harris made a change. No, I haven’t read his book on meditation, 10% Happier, but it resonated with me after viewing a documentary on minimalism. “Ten percent happier”: I … Continue reading

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What Daddy Says About Contentment

Be content. But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. Be thankful. in everything give thanks; for … Continue reading

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We All Can Have a Safe Place

In any situation, we can be free and safe. No one should tolerate ridiculous rules or chronic actions that undermine healthy relationships (within current parameters or outside the perimeter). No matter the perpetrator, we must make it clear we will not … Continue reading

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The Forgiveness Project

The Pilgrim’s Progress includes forgiveness: repeated and ongoing. For pilgrims, this is not only possible—it’s the Way. God is the Master of this lifelong Forgiveness Project. His foreknowledge and deliberate acts of Providence cause all the sordid details to fade. … Continue reading

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