The Communal Body of the Divine Spirit #3 Vocation

June 28, 2016

This post is part of a series about living well in groups.  They are a series of meditations inspired by a chapter in the New Testament. It is Pauls first letter to the Corinthians chapter 12.  Verse 7, in the New International Version of the Bible says, “Now to each one the manifestation of the […]

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The Communal Body of the Divine Spirit #2 Intimacy

June 25, 2016

This post is part of a series about living well in groups.  They are a series of meditations inspired by a chapter in the New Testament. It is Pauls first letter to the Corinthians chapter 12.  Verse 7, in the New International Version of the Bible says, “Now to each one the manifestation of the […]

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The Communal Body of the Divine Spirit #1 Hospitality

June 22, 2016

The next few posts are about living well in groups.  They are a series of meditations inspired by a chapter in the New Testament. It is Pauls first letter to the Corinthians chapter 12.  I begin with verse 7, which in the New International Version of the Bible says, “Now to each one the manifestation […]

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More Life Less Lifestyle

June 2, 2016

  It isn’t exactly news that life isn’t all about money. Except to politicians and economists. The rest of us know that life is about getting on with other people and doing worthwhile things. The importance of money is to meet basic needs. This is increasingly a concern for people even in the wealthy nations […]

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Don’t Panic It’s An Emergency

May 13, 2016

Usually, in an emergency, people behave well. They co-operate, focusing on what needs to be done. And, contrary to views about inherent selfishness of people, they often behave altruistically – children are cared for, the sick are tended to and so on.   An Imagined Emergency Which means that picturing ourselves in an emergency can […]

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The Importance of Small Things

May 3, 2016

The importance of the small things is that they make up most of our lives. Big things often consist in lots of small things. A book is written one phrase at a time, eating healthy is done in lots of meals and episodes of exercise. Overnight successes have usually put in lots of time before […]

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The Seed Is Fruitful

March 28, 2016

After it has died and waited.  After its life has broken through the shell of its past boundaries.   By growing as it is intended to (in the right conditions) the seed has fruit for others.  This is natural and happens from the seed growing as it should.  Just as all the other seeds have […]

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Unless A Seed Fall Into the Ground and Die . . .

March 25, 2016

Which means just waiting, and then being impelled to break out of the old shell.   Without a sense of what you will become.  Just knowing that it is time to be different.   Which looks unproductive.   And there is no plan. Without the KPI’s how could we judge our success? (We might even […]

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We are Always Somewhere and Some When

January 31, 2016

It’s wrong you know. It always has been. This nonsense that we are self-sufficient. Separate from the world around us. (Perhaps it is so appealing because we are scared of our vulnerability.)

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One Small Step #12

January 10, 2016

This post is part of a series, each one is an exercise that addresses one part of your life and is designed to be brief and simple enough to become a habit. The first post in the series is One Small Step #1.   Today reflecting on your relationships with another person Decide which of […]

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One Small Step #11

January 7, 2016

The first post in the series is One Small Step #1.   Today, reflecting on the social when alone By yourself. Recalling the past Take five deep breaths to allow yourself to notice how you are feeling and where you are. For the next three breaths bring to mind your relationships. And for the next […]

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