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Spiritual Activism

What sort of activism would you expect from mystics? There would be the obvious determined respect for Creation; most of you would see that right away. I pick up trash virtually every day outside my apartment building. It’s not some … Continue reading

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Off the Cuff 02

This is surely connected to the previous Off the Cuff post. Yesterday something stuck in my craw, but it wasn’t anything my conscious mind could identify. Overnight I had some dreams that were indicative in the sense of a parable; … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 123

Teaser… While very short, this Psalm of Ascents is far more intense than any English translation can convey. It echoes of someone in deep distress from oppression, implying a persecution for one’s faith in Jehovah. The first word in the … Continue reading

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What’s Going On 07

This morning I awoke to the sense of sorrow and loss — not my own, but a general concern for the world around me. By the time I went out to pick up trash, one of the vehicles in our … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 119 — Qoph 145-152

(Reposted here in full due to brevity; source.) Here we have the Song of Assurance. Prayer works. As the psalmist notes, genuine effective prayer requires a fully committed heart first, but the heart knows what to ask because the heart … Continue reading

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Just a Short Ride

After two days too frosty and windy to ride, today was no less windy, but warm enough to handle it. It was about 45°F (7C) with stiff breezes from the northwest, carrying air that was cooler than the ambient temperatures … Continue reading

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Let Me Know

I was born heart-led. As you might imagine, growing up in a world that denies such a thing, I lived a very tormented childhood. It was a wildly strange and twisted existence, where everyone kept telling me to live my … Continue reading

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