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Wishing us all a wonderful 4th of July

July 3rd, 2018 Posted by On Our Mind No Comment yet

Here are two presidential quotes to enjoy during this week of the Fourth of July:

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”
Abraham Lincoln

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Race to Judgment

December 2nd, 2015 Posted by Thought Tools No Comment yet

Some people find that praying comes naturally, but for me that was not true. I am not embarrassed about this; after all, I did not grow up naturally able to navigate a sailboat or cook an omelet. I had to be taught these things. But nobody taught me how to pray.

One thing I had been taught was that praying is not just another word for begging. When they say there are no atheists in fox holes the are not really talking of praying; they mean begging. And begging only corrodes the soul. Either the passerby carelessly drops a quarter into the outstretched hand or he ignores it and hurries on by. Either way, the beggar is demeaned. By contrast, true prayer is uplifting. (more…)

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