Category Archives: Spiritual life

Are You a Person of Peace?

What criteria are used in selecting people for leadership positions in our workplaces, government offices, and churches? Leaders must be smart people who operate from a wide-ranging knowledge base and who reason well. They must also be tough people who … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Faith, Peace with God, Spiritual life | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why a Dose of Awe May Be All the Medicine You Need

There is a not-so-new but surprisingly effective aid for treating many social, personal, and spiritual problems: awe. If you’re stressed out, worried about money, or breathlessly short of time, you need to get your mind blown. Recent science suggests that … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Faith, Lifestyle, Spiritual life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Course Correction Required

When Apollo 11 was on its way to the moon, it was sometimes necessary to fire the engines of either the Lunar Module or the Service Module to alter direction. These “burns” included, on both the outbound and inbound journeys, … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Spiritual life | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Take Responsibility for Your Own Thoughts

The thoughts that enter a person’s consciousness over a period of months, years, and decades will have a determinative effect on the character of that person and the quality of life he or she experiences. In other words, what a … Continue reading

Posted in Spiritual life | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lost on Us: Another Thing We Should Be Learning from #Me Too

A powerful deity has been added to the pantheon of gods. It is as if a star has appeared in the heavens to guide its worshipers through the maze of modern-day life. Though relatively new to the world stage, this … Continue reading

Posted in In the News, Lifestyle, Marriage and Family, Spiritual life | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

More Than Colored Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies

The Easter circulars came out last week, and they were full of little girls’ dresses and little boys’ suits. Pastel colors were everywhere, dyed eggs and chocolate bunnies ubiquitous. Every kind of ham you can imagine, and some you’ve never … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Peace with God, Spiritual life, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide?

The U.S. Department of the Treasury maintains three gift funds, one of which is known as the “Conscience Fund,” established in 1811. The name stuck after the Civil War when a former Army quartermaster who had misappropriated funds sent a … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Lifestyle, Spiritual life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Do New Year’s Resolutions Fail?

People who make New Year’s resolutions overwhelmingly fail to keep them. Dan Diamond, writing in Forbes, reports that researchers at the University of Scranton found that only 8 percent of people actually keep their resolutions. A failure rate that exceeds … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle, Spiritual life | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Find Your Place in the Divine Comedy

Christians sometimes say that it is important to “think biblically.” That is, in fact, the title of a book by a well-known American Christian leader. But how does one do that? Does one try to fill one’s thoughts with passages … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Spiritual life, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

If I Could Change One Thing, It Would Be Me

My wife and I recently traveled to Texas to visit our son and daughter-in-law and to do a little hiking in the Hill Country. For many weeks before our trip, I researched flights, car rentals, lodging and hiking trails. I … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle, Spiritual life | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments