My mom was a worrier. My dad was a worrier. My dad’s mother was a worrier. I came by it honestly. I can’t say I worry in a fretting, anxious way most of the time. Usually, it’s more like I’m overwhelmed by analyzing all of the possibilities.Continue reading “No matter how much you worry”
No matter how hard you try, you can’t stop nature from happening. Today I was doing some painting to repair damage from an old leaky chimney when I got a phone call. My niece’s daughters were both frantically trying to call me. They finally called someone else I know who was able to get hold of me.Continue reading “Let it happen”
I really did learn something new today. Not in the life-lesson sense that I usually normally write about. I found out that the unconventional way I started and completed my career is actually a thing. More on that later. First, some background.Continue reading “Be a STAR”
Every week, I do my best to make time for things that I need to do. I have a tendency to be a procrastinator, so scheduling time to deal with life makes sure things get done. Monday tends to be the best day to do these things, because I am almost guaranteed to have the entire afternoon free.Continue reading “Make time”
It’s New Year’s Day, and a lot of time has passed since the last installment of this blog. WAY too much time. I guess that’s the way life is. We get so distracted by things that we have to do in our life, we fail to make time for the things we want to do.Continue reading “The little things”
One of our students asks:
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I have been reading the Gospel of John, which starts “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” In the Greek translation, the passage uses “logos” which has been interpreted in English as “word.” What is the difference between “word” and “logos”?
A student asks:
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“God is within us. Are we separate from that God residing inside, or are we one with it? “Whatever God is, I am” implies two separate entities. If we are one, then why do we pray/talk to it, rather than talking to ourselves?
God is all there is, including the molecules that make up all living things. But all living things are unique, individualized aspects of that one infinite all. This too implies that God and I are separate within the one whole. I believe that as we grow, evolve, we get closer to the all-knowing God until we eventually merge with it. At that point we cease to exist as an individual entity.”