Monthly Archives: October 2013

Being human

Just recently a new “bionic man” was revealed in the media. This amazing robotic device performs many functions that were previously impossible by any mechanical or biomechanical device. It features enhancements that may someday be used in and on human … Continue reading

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“God doesn’t want me dead!”

A number of years ago, I attended a seminar in Ohio on domestic violence. One of the presenters was a person that had been abused, physically beaten almost mortally. She left her abuser and sought pastoral counseling from her minister. … Continue reading

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Reality, self-deception and life togather

We human beings have an almost infinite capacity to deceive ourselves. we can convince ourselves of almost any reality. Of course, my problem is that eventually I will look into a mirror and discover that there is a middle aged … Continue reading

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The public benefit of living out one’s faith with children

I read a statement from Rabbi Mark Borovitz via Salvador Litvak, (the “Accidental Talmudist”), which communicates volumes. Borovitz said, “Always make a child feel like the room you are in is special because he or she is there.” Notice that … Continue reading

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Is there room for spirituality?

I am a member of a group of past and present chaplains that correspond regularly about a variety of topics. This morning someone asked seriously if there was room in our society for spirituality. Is there a place within our … Continue reading

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But, I don’t want to go!

Malcolm Gladwell is a contemporary writer that regularly has insights about a variety fo things that make me smack my forehead and say things such as, “Why didn’t I see that?” His latest book is David and Goliath which I … Continue reading

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Reducing fear and acting for the good of the public sector

With all the acrimony apparent in all legislative levels throughout many parts of the United States, I was interested to read a statement from the 14th Dalai Lama this morning. He wrote: “Once we have a firm practice of compassion, … Continue reading

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