How much our mental life is knit up with our corporeal frame?  — William James. The above is a great question for your Lenten studies and meditation. Who among us doesn’t have our mental emotions affect our physical body? Yesterday I mentioned the phrase “Tug at our heartstrings.” Is that a real physical response? Which…

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Probably my children and and certainly my grandchildren don’t remember the time when it cost extra to call someone long distance. (And long distance meant in most cases as short a distance as the next county). I remember my grandmother admonishing me not to talk too long on the phone when we made an annual…

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Make me know your ways, O Lord: Teach me your paths, lead me in your truth and teach me… Psalm 25:4-5. As adults, we sometime believe we are beyond needing a teacher, but here is David asking God to teach him not once, but twice. The above verses are a good introduction to Lent. Instead of…

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That’s right Shrove Tuesday is tomorrow so you better get the pancake batter ready and if you are giving up some food group like chocolate or oatmeal cookies, it is better to have your last bite, forty days is a long time even if you celebrate Feast days. This year I’m down to the wire…

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A good friend and I were exchanging emails about the economy when he told me that Truman had said, “when all the liberals are in one party and all the conservatives in the other, the legislative branch would cease to function.”  Now, no this blog won’t be about politics, but Bill’s email got me thinking…

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