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How to Watch the News Without Despair

Posted February 23, 2016

breaking news scream


Since I started down this spiritual path, I have met countless people who say they refuse to watch the news because it's just so negative and depressing.

Coming from a newspaper background, I hate to see them turn their backs on the world. How will we ever make things better if we don't know what's going on?

And I've come up with two spiritual practices that might help you watch the news in a different frame of mind. Here's the full blog.

   

Answer Just One Question

Posted February 16, 2016

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All of creation begins in thought.

So what are you thinking about these days?

Fill in the blank: If I had one wish for the world, _____.

If you want to read my various answers (I couldn't pick just one), the full blog is on Patheos.

I'd love to hear your wish.


PS -- I've created a new Facebook page to post my blogs and other thoughts. It's right here. I hope you'll click LIKE and share these blogs with friends.

   

Is a Woman President Better?

Posted February 8, 2016

Hillary and Madeleine Albright


I can't help it; I'm like an old firehorse hearing the bell.

This presidential campaign has resurrected my interest in politics, which I covered as a reporter for many years.

But wow, times have changed. And soundbites that used to inspire voters now insult them.

So I ask you: Just how many women will be consigned a “special place in hell” if they vote for a man instead of Hillary Clinton? And why, exactly, are women obligated to support each other?

My thoughts are here on Patheos.com. I'd love to know what you think!


   

The Presidential Campaign: A Study in Joy

Posted February 1, 2016

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Remember when Jeb Bush was deciding whether to run for president and said he only wanted to run joyfully?

Poor Jeb. He can't be having much fun right now.

More recently, I heard a couple of commentators speculating on who is campaigning with the most joy. They concluded it must be Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, who both have run unexpectedly well.

So which comes first – the joy or the success?

Could this presidential campaign become a spiritual study in what constitutes joy?

Read more here . . .


   




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