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Apr
07

How to See God

"I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all," Teddy said. "It was on a Sunday, I remember. My sister was a tiny child then, and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and the milk was God. I mean, all she was doing was pouring God into God, if you know what I mean."
-J.D. Salinger
Teddy

God is everywhere and everything. We often fail to recognize God when we focus on things we find displeasing, when we lack gratitude and when our thoughts are loud and busy. Here are a few tips we can use to remove the obstructions to our view of God: Be still and silent whenever you can. …

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Jan
15

7 Ways to Have Fun Every Day

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Fun is necessary. We often treat fun as an extra privilege when we find spare time, but without fun in life, it is impossible to find the motivation necessary for health, wealth and responsibility. Fun can be incorporated in every aspect of life: work, rest, family, etc. It does not have to be reserved for …

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Jan
04

7 Ways to Eliminate Post-Holiday Winter Blues

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
-Pietro Aretino

Here are some ideas to keep us warm and hopeful: Decreased physical energy and dynamism are normal this time of year. Allow yourself to be restful, reflective and even somber from time to time. Give yourself permission to enjoy being wrapped in warm, cozy blanket on the couch with a cup of tea or hot …

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Nov
09

Hearing the Voice of God

Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there's no room left for worry thoughts.
-Howard Chandler Christy

This is the third and final post in an impromptu series on the voice of God. I started writing on this topic with the intention of writing a single post, but now believe that this topic needs much more than that. In fact, I would like to invite you to participate by commenting or posting …

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Oct
17

Tips to Alleviate Boredom

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
-Thomas S. Szasz

Boredom is often a warning sign of one or more of several different problems including the following: We are not living our lives to the fullest that we can. We are taking ourselves too seriously. We are lacking in patience and tolerance. We are not respecting our time. We are allowing others to be disrespectful …

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Sep
23

7 Ways to Avoid Winter Blues

Those who don't pick roses in summer won't pick them in winter either.
-German Proverb

It’s 75ºF, the sun warms my face as I write this and the sky is clear and as blue as Lake Superior in the early spring. So, why would I bring up winter blues at a time like this? Well, here in the Upper Midwest, the days are already several hours shorter, the nights much …

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Sep
16

10 Ways to Find Time for Inspiration

But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.
-Benjamin Disraeli

It seems that so many of the ideas in these daily reflections require us to set aside time. So many of the Daily Action sections start with the words “Take some time…”. Inspiration often requires us to set time aside for meditation, self-reflection, service to others, self care (sleep, healthy eating, exercise, etc.), prayer, creativity. …

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