Monthly Archive: March 2008

Mar
17

We Are Already Here

People see God every day, they just don't recognize him.
-Pearl Bailey

We often think of the idea of getting in touch with God as a process that will someday be complete, at which time we will reach spiritual bliss. We might imagine a long journey from our stress filled lives where we finally get away from it all and arrive someplace new and peaceful. The spiritual …

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Mar
07

Inspiration In a Dark World

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
-Hans Margolius

Sometimes, when we look at the world around us, all we seem to see is adversary, war, terrorism, poverty and competition. We may wonder where is the evidence of God’s influence. Where is the inspiration? The fact is, the influences of conflict are loud, dynamic and demanding of attention, while the influences of inspiration are …

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Mar
03

The Good, the Bad and the Moment

Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. So, melancholy is morbid only when it occupies too much place in life; but it is equally morbid for it to be wholly excluded from life.
-Emile Durkheim

The countryside here in Wisconsin right now is a barren desert of snow. The trees are leafless, dull, brown and dismal. During a two hour drive home from a client visit last week, I found myself experiencing the bleakness that often comes to many of us in the North this time of year. It has …

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