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Hold the Sky

I have a dear friend, Eileen, who tutors young children in a number of school subjects. She teaches a boy, Jonathan, who is presently getting chemotherapy for some kind of cancer. She asked him what it’s like when he’s getting the chemo. “It’s…
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I Choose to Love Because . . .

Contrary to the beliefs of many, we choose how we feel. Other people can’t make us angry or afraid or resentful. Our ability to choose, of course, is greatly influenced by whether we have first been unconditionally loved by others, which fills…
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It’s Easy When You Know the Difference

Over the years I’ve done a lot plumbing around the house, and years ago I decided—for hydraulic reasons few would care about—that if water flooded sufficiently from the creek, I would need to temporarily block the flow of several four-inch…
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Just Relabel The Ordinate

Steven had been unhappy all his life. His father was distant, virtually not present emotionally, and his mother was a critical, angry woman. No matter how people tried to love him, he just couldn't seem to feel it or be happy. On one occasion…
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Things To Do When You Just Can’t Quite Find Happiness

Being unconditionally loved in person is a powerful experience. It can change your life. But sometimes unconditionally loving people are not readily available, and we’re left wondering what to do with our time. If we do nothing, or if we fall…