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November 2014

A Call to Understand: A Review of Pat Green's <em>Night Moves</em>

A Call to Understand: A Review of Pat Green's Night Moves

Night Moves is a day in the life and a life in a day of pastor turned night shift cab driver Pat Green as he learns the lessons the night has to teach all of us about our relationship to each other as a community. Beginning at dusk, with the start...

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Live Long and Prosper

Live Long and Prosper

  Achieving the ultimate prizes of happiness and undying gratitude in this fast-paced world is akin to the quest for the Holy Grail. In today’s culture, most of us strive towards that next big promotion, ultimate dream car, and picturesque white picket fence life; once we finally triumph over our goals,...

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Attitude of Gratitude: Fake It Til You Make It

Attitude of Gratitude: Fake It Til You Make It

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” - Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and PrayerI’ve always been a malcontent: a dissatisfied child who resisted even the most helpful suggestion and always felt thwarted and unappreciated. Perhaps because with my parents’ divorce, I...

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AQ&A With Ali Doodle

AQ&A With Ali Doodle

Question: “Is it possible to have true separation of church and state 100% of the time?” ANSWER: Dear Melissa, Absolutely, but there is a bit of a twist to this seemingly simplistic answer. When humanity has evolved to the point here church and state no longer intermingle, it is...

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The Guru is You

The Guru is You

Ah November. One of my favorite months. Fall has settled and people are talking about what they are thankful for.  Delicious feasts are being planned for family and there’s a feeling of gratitude in the crisp air. I too, seem to be more thankful this time of year. I wasn’t...

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The Use and Misuse of Gratitude

The Use and Misuse of Gratitude

Once a self-help term becomes shopworn, it needs to be refreshed. I think this is true of terms like faith, compassion, unconditional love and gratitude. Let me address the last one. How is gratitude a useful expression of spirituality? No one argues that it makes others feel good if you...

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Word Peace Caravan

Word Peace Caravan

In the history of mankind we have not managed to create sustainable world peace yet. Perhaps we need fresher, less jaded, more forward-thinking and guileless minds to help find the solution. Perhaps we should ask our youth for their ideas. After all, they are our next generation of leaders. Why...

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Forgiveness: An Oxymoron?

Forgiveness: An Oxymoron?

As 2015 approaches, our capacity to forgive is tested evermore. The middle class is shrinking, student loan debt has surpassed mortgage debt and the majority of jobs created during our “economic recovery” pay undesirable wages. This might explain why 75% of Americans don’t save enough to cover their bills for...

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Generation (WH)Y? The Key to Manifesting Your Every Desire

Generation (WH)Y? The Key to Manifesting Your Every Desire

Stop. Breathe. And release whatever you are about to do after you read this article, or at least put it on hold for a few minutes. It can wait. If you feel inclined to do so, take a few more deep breaths before reading on. The key to manifesting your every desire? Desire...

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Simple Methods to Clear Your Energy: The Gift of Gratitude

Simple Methods to Clear Your Energy: The Gift of Gratitude

“In every culture and every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.” - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel laureate in MedicineNothing’s the Matter. Quantum physics shows that matter is simply a certain vibratory rate of energy. You are matter. You are vibrating energy. Have you ever met someone and...

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