Tag Archives: self-examination

Luggage

For months you have imagined how this exotic and long-awaited trip will be. Cumulatively, large chunks of your days have been spent in imagining the places you will visit, the customs you will discover, the new dishes that you will … Continue reading

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Ruining Our Inner Life

Sometimes things said by others can crush us such as “Were you born that ugly or have you worked at it?”… “Thank God I’m not you!”… “Did your parents have any children who lived?”  Such words wound the spirit.  But … Continue reading

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Is That All There Is?

From 1967 to 1971 I was in the Navy stationed on a top-heavy destroyer and home-ported out of Norfolk, Virginia.  At some point during that time period I remember Peggy Lee singing, “Is That All There Is?”  Actually I think … Continue reading

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Our Desire to be Cruel

I read about someone who shot and killed his girlfriend and when asked by the police why he did it responded, “I don’t know why.”  Sometimes our inner life can be like muddy water into which we cannot see and … Continue reading

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Not About Walking on Water

I was flipping through movie channels the other day when I came across the following scene:  Two uptight church friends come over to visit with their latest project, a gay church member who they are determined to turn (make straight).  … Continue reading

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