Monthly Archives: December 2011

Drunkards and Gluttons

The Bible says, “Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.” Even before I knew that quote, I knew it bugged the crap … Continue reading

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It’s All About Me

The new age movement, its offshoots, and other so-called spiritual endeavors encourage (or do not discourage) self-centeredness. The preface of the NIV Bible and other Christian books I’m reading state, “It’s not about you.” Reaction: Relief! Realization: Christianity, which isn’t about me, has helped me experience … Continue reading

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Satan’s and Buddha’s Sandbox

I studied Buddhism for about 10 years, including a 2-week stay in a Buddhist temple & monastery in Asia to attend classes. Go to http://buddhismbeliefs.org/ for a summary of Buddhist beliefs. Number 9 on the website states, “Healing Comes from Mind: Buddhism believes that our external … Continue reading

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Bah humbug!

Spending a weekend with brothers and other family members and I’m feeling frustrated, a little angry and sad. People don’t live up to my expectations. As if that’s not bad enough, as I replay the days, I can see many … Continue reading

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Sex! Drugs! & Rock ‘n’ Roll!

I drank alcohol in excess, studied Buddhism, took an Avatar class (not the movie, a thought system), downed Desaryl and Zoloft pills, lobbed sarcasm, and submerged myself in self-study, babbled at sessions with a shrink, left my husband, babbled at sessions with another shrink, left the … Continue reading

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Unwed Mother

Luke 2: 5-7 5 “He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and … Continue reading

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Forget the Play Doh: Get Real

I was going to write about Satan and Play Doh and realized that my goal was to be clever. Being clever would have been a tactic to avoid growing in my understanding of what it means to be a Christian. Instead of being … Continue reading

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