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You Can Have A Better Marriage

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You Can Have a Better Marriage By Susan Diamond, Prayables Some people have a stupendous, fireworks on the Fourth of July marriage. Others have a miserable, cry me a river marriage that really stinks. The rest, fit not-so-neatly in-between. How […]

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Living Life Outside the Box

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Contributed by Susan Good, Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I believe in living my life outside the box. I know many women of all ages don’t feel as I do and live inside the box their entire lives. Life inside the box […]

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Is There a Future for Religion?

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Written By Susan Diamond, Publisher of Prayables, an online spiritual community for people of all faiths. Is There a Future for Religion? If I hear one more self-righteous matron bitch and moan about the religious morals of young people today, […]

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Happy Life: 10 Tips & Observations from Gramma Good’s Mother

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Contributed by Susan Good Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I call my mom at least once a day. Today we talked about buying a scrabble app for her computer. Ninety- two years old and my mother is going to play […]

Gramma Good’s Guide to New York City for the Holidays

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New York! New York! It’s wonderful town…especially at Christmas with your husband and members of your family. New York at Christmas is the hustle and bustle of taxis and New Yorkers; The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall; Times Square […]

How to Get a GOOD Night’s Sleep

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  I have many friends, all ages, who have trouble sleeping. They take Ambien, Tylenol PM, listen to music and books on tape and on and on to lull them back to sleep. The National Sleep Association says that 40 […]

Thanksgivukkah: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Unite

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This year, Thanksgiving and the first full day of Hanukkah fall on the same day. It is an awesome occasion, in more ways than one, and creates within me a feeling  that ‘this might be meant to be’. Two very […]

Teach Grandchildren the Importance of Giving

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Grammas, with winter holidays around the corner, this is the perfect time to teach our children the value of giving and the importance of showing empathy for children less fortunate than them. In the process, they will learn how giving to […]

Germs? Flu? Colds? No Thanks!

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As the holidays approach, cold weather will keep many of us indoors, and the risk of catching a cold or the flu skyrockets. I know the last thing I want to deal with during the holidays is a fever, sore […]

Apples and Peanut Butter: A Perfect Pairing

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I fix my husband breakfast each morning. My grandchildren are served the same breakfast when they visit. I put peanut butter on their daily apple. It makes their breakfast less boring and is good for their health. Peanut butter is […]

Keeping Stress in Perspective

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My iPhone sits next to me and I hear a text. It is from one of my grandsons. I text him back. Then I think to myself, “I should text the rest of my grandchildren.” So off go 14 texts […]

4 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Grandchildren

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We can recklessly say what we choose, or we can carefully choose what we say. Remember grammas, we are wise because of our life experiences. Our grandchildren are much younger than us. So we must think before we speak. Here […]

How Great Thy Art by Sam Santiago

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Six Life Lessons from My Mother

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Six Life Lessons from My Mother (and Four from My Daughters) My mother and my daughter are 50 years apart in age. I passed my mom’s lessons on to my daughters because they were valuable and filled with wisdom. On […]

How to Make the Blended Family Work

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I am the grandmother of a blended family, which is defined in the Oxford dictionary as “a family consisting of a couple and their children from previous relationships.” A blended family is a complex institution. I know from 22 years […]

Keeping Up With Myself

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Most days I am like the Sun, bright, energetic, warm, smiling and bigger than life. Then there are those days when I describe myself as falling raindrops, my emotions landing here, there and everywhere. Oh! I long to be the […]

Story of the Red String

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I am really lucky to have a wonderful family and a terrific set of friends from all walks of life. American, European, Asian, Hispanic, African American, Jewish, Christian, non-believers, young and older, and the list goes on… One thing they […]

5 Bible Trivia Questions

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1. Who wrote the words on the tables of stone for the 10 Commandments? 2. God told Abraham that his children would be as numerous as what two things? 3. Which prophet saw God give life to a pile of dry bones? […]

5 Reasons Your Grandkids Don’t Call You

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Despite our best efforts, we make mistakes. We, even us grandmothers, are creatures of imperfection. All we can do is recognize our weaknesses, ask for forgiveness and be proactive about turning these negatives into positives. When we are indebted, however, others […]

Marriage Tips: For Better or Worse, But Not for Lunch

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With a retired husband and a growing blog, that well-known saying is the story of my life these days. For those of you grammas with retired husbands, you may feel the same way. I pray that he stays busy all […]

Being Your Mother’s Daughter

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I feel ageless in attitude. Starting this blog, while challenging, is a testament to me trying new things. I think about my mother, a great-grandmother, when I say this about myself. She is 91 years old! Last year my brother […]

Unleashing Our Hearts Through Dogs

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The word DOG is GOD spelled backward. My dog Orchid is God-like. She is loving, wise and protective. Orchid is like a flower—feminine and beautiful! She is a 40-pound soft-coated longhaired Wheaton Terrier. Most owners of Wheatons cut their dog’s […]

Gramma Good’s Tributes to Mothers

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“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” ~Author Unknown My core values of honesty, respect for others, truthfulness, being charitable, being a good wife, loyal friend and teacher to my daughters are examples my […]

Finding a Soul Mate

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In today’s world, happy endings seem to be few and far, but they do exist! I can tell you about mine. My second husband, Shelly, is my best friend, my partner and my soul mate. He is totally involved in […]

Gramma Good’s View on Society and Values

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I think of myself as a woman of the times, a 21st Century grandmother as my grandson calls me. Some of my values and ethics, however, are of yesteryear. I believe in values and in the laws that societies are […]

The Power of Creative Words, Time and Space

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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Have you ever wondered what time really produces? Have you thought about what your life would be like without time, or what you […]

Success through Trying (And Even Failing)

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If we want something—we have to TRY! If we do not try, we will never know if we succeeded. That is a very special tip a grandmother can give to her grandchildren. As grandparents, I strongly feel our grandchildren observe […]

Where Did the Values and Standards Go?

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Grammas, are there days when you turn on the TV and are appalled at what you see in our society? It seems so many people have lost the values that many of us were brought up with. I have to […]

My First Grandchild: Moses & Baby Ben

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Grammas, what are your first memories of your grandchildren? If you’re like me, you can’t remember where you left your to-do list, but you can recollect treasured moments in a snap. I remember when I met my first-born grandson, Ben. […]

Blended Family

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Grammas, how many people are in your family? Is it large or small? I have a blended family. There are a total of 15 grandchildren, seven parents, two grandmothers, one grandfather and a total of nine marriages not to include […]

Open Book: Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next Books

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Imagine a world where Shakespeare is so revered, his plays are stilll staged to standing-room-only crowds…where books are so dear they are guarded by librarians with guns…and where time travel is as common as dodos (yep, theyre common, too)! Enter […]

Music Ministry: “One Thing Remains” by Passion Featuring Kristian Stanfill

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There are many bible stories that testify of God’s unfailing love. It is evident as He ministers to the lost, heals the sick, raises the dead, and comforts the brokenhearted. It is revealed in the manifestation of His promises to […]

Open Book: Ash Wednesday by Marjorie Maddox

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Most people know Ash Wednesday as the beginning of Lent, a time of preparation leading up to Easter Sunday. But what does it all mean? Why ashes? What does it say about the human condition? Join Lori Strawn and Alice […]

Open Book: “Bone” by Mary Oliver

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How can you find God in a book or a poem? Through inspired reading and thoughtful discussion, you can discover the godliness in literature. Try it! Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they explore another poem, “Bone”  by the […]

Open Book: John O’Donohue’s “For Longing”

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How can longing make our lives spiritually richer? What do you long for and how can you best achieve it? Tune in and listen to Lori Strawn and guest host Sue Bradford Edwards discuss the blessings of a longing heart […]

Open Book: Disgraceland by Mary Karr

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This week, we have a lively discussion of poet and author Mary Karr’s edgy poem “Disgraceland”. Topics are sure to include the role of doubt in spirituality, the human soul and the level of God’s activity in our salvation journey.  With […]

Open Book: Advent Poetry

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Contemplate the season of Advent with poetry by Jessica Powers and William Butler Yeats! Lori and Alice will discuss two poems that cast Mary in a very different light. How would you respond in her place? LISTEN NOW!

Open Book: “Part of Eve’s Discussion” by Marie Howe

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It’s possible that you just now happen across poet Marie Howe! There is no way this poem can be read only once! Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton look forward to discussing what might have REALLY been happening in Eves head […]

Open Book: Thomas Merton’s “Seven Storey Mountain”

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How does a man go from atheist to cloistered monk? What makes an ordinary person a saint? Lori and Alice discuss Thomas Merton’s best-selling biography of his spiritual journey, with reflections on suffering, human nature and lots more. If a […]

Open Book, “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes

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Are we a product of the stories we create about our own lives? Do our memories change over time? Are we active participants in our own lives or do things just happen to us?  Join Lori and Alice’s discussion of […]

Open Book: Flannery O’Connor’s “Wise Blood”

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What can a man who claims to believe in nothing tell us about faith? Why do people want religion spoon-fed to them? Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton tackle these and many other topics as they explore the dark world of […]

Do You Know the 3 Most Popular Prayers?

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Do You Know The 3 Most Popular Prayers? Prayer is a very personal activity. When we pray, we develop and enrich our one-on-one relationship with God. And though our personal prayers are unique and independent to each of us, there […]

Open Book: In Flanders Field by John McCrae

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In honor of veterans, Lori and Alice selected the well known and loved poem by John McCrae,  “In Flanders Field”. The imagery and structure of this work provide lots of opportunity for discussing and questioning! LISTEN NOW!

Open Book: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

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It is easy to see God in nature — the beauty, the intricacy. Now consider: 10% of all the world’s species are parasitic insects. They live by causing death and sickness to other creatures. What kind of God resides in […]

Open Book: “The Ring Song” SMWC Class of 1962

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Are places important in our relationship with God and others?  Can a place impact you so much that you carry it with you in your every day life? Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton share their thoughts as they discuss the […]

Open Book: e.e. Cummings

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Most of us know the story of the Good Samaritan, but have you ever thought about what it takes to be that person? On today’s show, Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton contemplate and discuss e.e. Cummings’ trenchant poem “A Man […]

Stand Before God and Know that We are One

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Spiritual Vulnerability exposes us to our nakedness allowing us to learn new ways of living a Love Aligned Life. As guided through my morning meditation recently Spirit directed me talk about spiritual vulnerability… that space where we feel naked, raw, […]

Open Book: The Beatitudes from the Gospel of St. Matthew

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We all have our favorite places to hide and seek in the world’s most wonderful piece of literature – the Bible!  Today Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton share their thoughts and responses to the Beatitudes from the Gospel of St. […]

Open Book: Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “Pied Beauty”

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“Glory be to God for dappled things”…so begins Hopkins’ sublime and thoughtful ode to the types of things most poets avoid — the imperfect, the strange, the ordinary. Where can we find God in those things about ourselves that we’d […]

Open Book: The Singer by Calvin Miller

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What a lovely read Calvin Miller’s “classic retelling of a cosmic conflict” is on a cool fall evening!  Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton look forward to sharing some thoughts on this “Troubadour singing a love song to his Lord”.  We hope […]

Open Book: Thomas Merton’s “Life and Holiness”

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How does a person become holy in our modern world? Thomas Merton, one of the Catholic Church’s greatest modern thinkers, has answers that might surprise you! Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they discuss holiness in married life, how […]

Open Book: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Women in red.  Custody of the eyes. Public hangings. Angry mobs let loose to kick and pummel a guilty rapist. Sound like shades of “A Scarlet Letter”?   Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton this week on Open Book  as they discuss […]

Open Book: “To God the Father” by Katherine Mansfield

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Where is God in our 21st century world? Why do we call on Him? And why do we insist on making Him so small? Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton tackle these questions and more as they try to plumb the […]

Open Book: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

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What makes you “real”?  Does it hurt?  Are you in charge of it or is it dependent on others?  What’s love got to do with it? Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton share their thoughts on this lovely children’s book!  [is […]

Open Book: George Herbert’s “Prayer”

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How do you describe something that is essentially indescribable? George Herbert takes on the subject of “Prayer” in a poem full of incandescent images and startling metaphors. Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they react to the poem and […]

Post Traumatic Spirituality

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Whether you call it growth or a spiritual awakening, trauma is good for your soul. Through trauma spirituality deepens, this is Post Traumatic Growth. My relationships and friendships are more dear to me than ever before.  I work to make […]

Open Book: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

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What does faith have to do with the holiday decorations in your lawn? Did you learn everything you needed to know about wisdom and knowledge in college? Can the devout faithful really drink wine and be considered “good”? And folks, […]

Flirt Like You Are in Love

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“Mercedes, You are a beautiful and loving woman. I wish I could know you.” I really did not think much of this at first.  While it was not the typical connection invitation it was quite lovely and respectful so I […]

Open Book: “Walking to Canterbury” by Jerry Ellis

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When author Jerry Ellis set off to follow in the footsteps of Chaucer’s famous pilgrims, he had no idea what lie ahead of him on the road to Canterbury: lessons in friendship, love, miracles and spirituality. Join Lori Strawn and […]

Divine Ecosystem

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The Divine Ecosystem moves with the utmost assurance that everything that is needed is provided for.  There is a natural flow.  Our part is to know with certainty that all is well. Where ever we go, whatever we do, all […]

Open Book: Prayer from Archbishop Oscar Romero

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What are we about in this life?  How do we grapple through the daily process of building the Kingdom of God when we may not see the work completed?  Should we even try?  Are you a worker bee or a […]

Opt In

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I stood in the middle of my kitchen with tears streaming down my face.  In my hands is a Federal Express envelope from Bank of America. Dear Ms. Warrick, We have a new program based on a settlement that was […]

Are You Worthy?

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Lots of web sites have suggestions about how to recycle old bras and panties into all sorts of interesting items. One suggests that as long as we are wearing clean underwear, we will never be without a coffee filter (No, […]

Open Book: Pearl by Mary Gordon

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Why is it life that we want? A potentially simple question has dramatic repercussions in Mary Gordon’s novel of faith and forgiveness, “Pearl.” Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they discuss issues like forgiveness, the act of witnessing and […]

Be One with Your Mountain

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Your mountain is part of the natural nature.  It ascends you to greater heights.  It shows you new direction.  It keeps you still.  What is your mountain showing you?  Is it time to climb upward and see horizons of beauty […]

Open Book: A Prayer for Owen Meany By John Irving

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Faith vs. intellectualism. Screamers vs. Silents. The world of faith is full of contradictions and questions. Owen Meany, protagonist of John Irving’s spririted novel, dares to ask the tough questions. Listen as Alice and Lori navigate the answers! LISTEN NOW!

Light Up Your Mountain

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My mother talks in a string of wisdoms…..  Don’t make a mountain out of a mole hill is a favorite.  So the second part of Loving Your Mountain is to weigh the true importance of what it is you are […]

Be in Love with Your Mountain

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This morning I woke up early. I have been on the phone ever since. Many, many mountains are showing their beauty this morning. So… are you loving your mountains? Awhile ago Spirit guided me on how to become one in […]

Spirituality of a Garage Sale

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I just completed my second garage sale as I prepare to move into the unknown. I live in Las Vegas, at least for now. I am short selling my home with no idea of where I am going, how I […]

Open Book: Yann Martel’s “Beatrice and Virgil”

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This view of the Holocaust through the eyes of a howler monkey and a donkey will challenge your moral perceptions. What is repentence? How can a person achieve it? And how can we discuss — even honor — the horrors […]

The True Monastic Adventures of A Recovering City Girl

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By Corinna Nicolaou Chapter One In 2005, when I moved to a small town in the Pacific Northwest from the San Francisco Bay area, the pace of my daily life came to a screeching halt, but the activity in my […]

Open Book: “The Trial of God” by Elie Wiesel

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What would you do to handle all of the anger, rage, hurt and betrayal you feel if you lived through the Nazi death camps? Is there even a category for believing in God anymore? What has changed about God for […]

Good Without God?

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I have to wonder if I’m not more Christian than I realize—even though I grew up not attending church and have remained “unchurched” as an adult. I accept Jesus’ main teachings on an instinctual level, as do the people to […]

Open Book: Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

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In “Manifesto,” poet and farmer Wendell Berry provides plenty of fodder for thought about environmentalism, free thinking and living a moral life in a consumerist world. Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton for their take on right relationships, losing ones […]

Does Religion Help?

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How is religion supposed to help us? I mean, deep down truly help us? As someone who grew up without it, I’m desperate to figure that out. After months and months of visiting places of worship, I’m beginning to see […]

Open Book: C.S. Lewis “Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold”

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C.S. Lewis takes the ancient myth of Cupid and Psyche and gives it a whole new message! Join Lori and Alice as they discuss God’s will for us and why it can often be difficult to discern. Here’s a couple […]

High on Religion

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In our culture, places of worship—churches or synagogues or temples or mosques—are the locations where religions are learned and practiced. Within those walls, people are building a relationship with God—or, at least, that’s what we’re led to believe. These are […]

Open Book: John Donne’s Holy Sonnet #9

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How can we be judged as sinful when we are what we were created to be? Is it a bad idea to be too assertive with God? Does mercy really come?  Join Lori and Alice today as they discuss the […]

Open Book: The Short Stories of Woody Allen

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Despite what you might think of Woody Allen as a human being, his work is almost uniformly hilarious. Often, he deals with his struggles with religion, God, and spirituality in a playful way. But “many a true word is spoken […]

Open Book: The Prayer of Saint Francis

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What an impact this diminutive friar born in 1821 in Assisi, Italy continues to have on our world!  When it comes to peace and living in right relationship, Lori and Alice agree that if he didn’t write the whole book, he […]

Open Book: Henri Nouwen’s “Bread for the Journey”

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Living in the present.  Possibility or phewy?   Having just enough light for what is right ahead in your life.  Short-sighted or suprisingly wise? Lori and Alice discuss a snippet from Henri Nouwen’s day by day prayer and meditation guide  “Bread […]

Open Book: The Uses of Sorrow by Mary Oliver

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It is hard to go through times of sorrow in life, but they are necessary and perhaps even important to our overall growth and well-being.  Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they discuss Mary Oliver’s short but jam-packed poem […]

Good Virality

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Daily Quote “We are in great haste to celebrate something going viral, but seem completely unconcerned whether the thing that went viral added one iota of anything good.” Arianna Huffington

Pockets

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There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The […]

My Sweet Lord – George Harrison

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Feature Video The Beatles did plenty of spiritual seeking through their music. A solo George Harrison wrote and recorded “My Sweet Lord” in 1970 and continued the tradition. Regardless of religious beliefs, we’re all blessed to share in the musical […]

Ecclesiastes 3:11

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Daily Scripture “God has made everything beautiful in its time. God has also set eternity in the hearts of humans; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 You can’t air-brush your spirit or […]

Reflections

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I look in the mirror and see a jumble of flaws. Please, help me see myself as You see me: Perfect. Whole. Capable. Help me to view my defects as potential, my awkwardness as a different beauty. Prevent me from […]

Add Sweetness to Your Life

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In the land of green tea and tic-tac lunches, Lily finds it odd that there are so many stores lining Main street with calorie-laden goodies. The affluent suburb she lives in is a mecca for over-exercising and under-eating. It’s fashionable […]

Giving Back

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As You’ve blessed me, help me be a blessing to others. Show me what I can bring to the table so someone else can have a better quality of life. Help me to share what I have, even if it’s […]

A Child’s First Lesson About Evil

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Gavin is seven years old. He’s smart, outgoing, and positively adorable. Jason is Gavin’s dad. He’s smart, outgoing, and adorable too. Jason decided it was time Gavin learned more about what Daddy does when he goes to work. So like […]

Share Joy

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“To have joy one must share it.” – Lord Byron

Gladys Dunn

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Having just moved to town, Gladys Dunn decided that on the first Sunday, she’d visit the church nearest to her new apartment. She found herself in a pretty sanctuary, and as the service began, she enjoyed the music offered by […]

Daylight – John Mark McMillan

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Man and guitar – making music for the faithful, the seeker, and the sinner. John Mark McMillan, is a talented Christian artist who plucks and plays his way to deeper spiritual connections in “Daylight.” Daylight Lyrics – John Mark McMillan […]

Sacred Space

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There are eight million stories in the naked city, all of them overlapping. Help us find a way to take our homes with us, to carry them inside us so that we’re never lost. Create a mobile sacred space for […]

Leviticus 22:32

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“And I shall be sanctified in the midst of the children of Israel.” Leviticus 22:32 Lone wolf or member of the pack? There are advantages to praying in a group over solitary prayer. Certainly every situation is different. Yet in […]

Reaching the Spiritual Loner

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“I don’t need religion, I’m spiritual.” Robin was sitting in Barnes and Noble talking a little bit too loud to a younger lady standing next to her. They just finished listening to an author speak about his new book. The […]

Freedom!

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Thank You for this wild, unfettered day! This day may not be all play: I still have chores to complete, responsibilities to honor— but the day is mine. The schedule is in my hands. Today, I choose my moments. Thank […]

Giving Up the Smokes

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Today I did not do that thing I should not do: That thing I’ve allowed to define me, for far too long. I tell myself stories about it. “It keeps me thin.” “I can’t resist it.” Today I realized those […]

F’ing Up: Lifestyle Freedom

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You don’t need to be fixed; you just need to be free. Let me repeat that…you don’t need to be fixed you just need to be free. You must not and will not let anyone, anything, any thoughts confine, define […]

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You Can Have A Better Marriage
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Contributed by Susan Good, Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I believe in living my life outside the box. I know many women of all ages don’t feel as I do and live inside the box their entire lives. Life inside the box means you’re content to live a routine life. You do not have the d

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Is There a Future for Religion?
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Happy Life: 10 Tips & Observations from Gramma Good’s Mother
Contributed by Susan Good Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I call my mom at least once a day. Today we talked about buying a scrabble app for her computer. Ninety- two years old and my mother is going to play scrabble on her Mac! How fabulous is this mother of mine! I would normall

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