Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sure, I’ll Pray for Ya

A friend sent this prayer request via email:  “. . . In other words please pray that I GET WHAT I WANT and if I don’t, that I can make peace with what I get stuck with.” I replied: “I … Continue reading

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Oh, Dear, Dear Abby

I’ve been uncomfortable with Dear Abby’s answers for a while, and I’ve figured out why. Take today’s problem and answer as an example: “Dear Abby: I’m a 42-year-old woman who has been living with my boyfriend, Matt. He has asked … Continue reading

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Tim Ha-ha-ha-ha-Hawkins

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Evolving vs. Transforming

In the past, in my efforts to “evolve” into a better human being, I would try not to be so self-centered. If I felt ignored, I asked myself, “Who am I ignoring?” If I thought someone owed me a “thank … Continue reading

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Santa, The Easter Bunny and Jesus

I’m mad and perplexed. When I was a squirt, stories about Jesus Christ were told to me with the same level of seriousness (but less fanfare) as were stories about Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, and all the other fictional … Continue reading

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Why Not Patience?

At church a mother spoke about the things she learned from her mother. (It was Mothers Day.) She said, “I learned from her not to pray for patience, but to pray for strength and guidance.” I’m still wondering why she … Continue reading

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Link up

Dr. Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women. In the book she cites a study indicating that when female executives negotiated compensation for themselves, they achieved similar results as men. But when they bargained on behalf … Continue reading

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