Category Archives: Mind Matters

1,000 Weeds

Priorities. We set them—then we tweak them. We love them—then we hate them.  We categorize them—we even judge others by them.  I knew a woman who, during pregnancy, reserved her caffeine allotment for chocolate.  Now **that’s** a priority! As I set foot … Continue reading

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Fake News

= – = – = What did you hear That you took as a fact? With all due respect, Are you maybe off track? = – = – = What you see as reality, If you take proper stock, Could … Continue reading

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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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