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WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • What Jesus said about forgiveness. • Forgiveness is vertical but reconciliation is horizontal. • The danger of unforgiveness. • Examples of unforgiveable damage or hurt.

OLD-FASHIONED SPIRITUAL WORDS. It is said that old-fashioned words, from the Bible for example, are going out of fashion. Words such as sin, repentance, grace, or mercy don’t appear in our conversations much, and certainly not near as often as words like I-phone, apps, Facebook, likes, or Wifi.… More

If you want to be informed and gain a balanced perspective of the issues, this article is a marvelous source. Its a long article, but a goldmine as a summary of the issues in regard to shale gas and fracking.

The report below comes from England via Michael Roberts, whose website is www.MichaelRoberts4004.wordpress.com. Michael is a pastor and sometime geologist. Thanks Michael for posting this article.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The first story – Sheryl Sandberg. • The second story – Ryan Leaf. • Key aspects of their recovery.

I happened to read, on the same day, stories of two people well-known to the public. Both stories, stunning encounters with adversity, were presented as a person who had it all but then lost it. I was struck by what I would call spiritual insights from these tragedies, although neither story used specifically the word spiritual.… More

Near Soldiers Pass trailhead.

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Hiking in Sedona, Arizona. • The devil’s kitchen. • The seven sacred pools. • Rattlesnake. • Spiritual thought.

 

A striking outcrop soaring above a blooming white bush.

Mountain fins separated over time by erosion.

I AM IN SEDONA, ARIZONA, where the red rock scenes are grand. If I were asked to design heaven, these red cliffs would be the first wonders I would install.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Cement injection into fractured disc. • The darkness. • Spiritual resource. • Laser Spine Institute.

BACKGROUND. This is Part 2 of a long story about hopes built and crushed. My goal is to chronicle the account of one remarkable woman’s faith and enduring persistence through a debilitating health crisis. In Part 1 (click here) Mary was immobilized by a new back injury received during a bad fall in her bathroom.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: (1) Opioid deaths in the USA. (2) Using thoughts to move a paralyzed hand. (3) Bird that flies for 10 months without landing.

Last week my blog was ultra-long. To balance that, this blog is relatively short.

BUT FIRST, IF YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGES: Please note that if your email address changes, you won’t receive my blogs…..unless you send me a new email, or else you hit FOLLOW at the bottom of any blog page.… More

This is a long blog. But richly informative if you want to know more about the debates on global warming, fossil energy, and renewables. It’s also based on data and facts (real facts). I have tried to strike a balanced approach. This blog is written for the layman, as well as the expert. The writeup finishes with Texas: the largest oil and wind-energy producer in the USA.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Back pain after a car wreck. • Back pain after surgeries. • Back pain after tripping on a dog. • Toward depression.

This story is long, and therefore in three parts, each about one week apart. The person called Mary is close to me and I know her story first hand. She has given permission to write this account.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A hippie doctor called Brilliant. • What he learned in an ashram in India. • From an ashram to combating smallpox. • The eradication of smallpox forever.

A DOCTOR CALLED BRILLIANT. I awoke last Saturday to hear on the radio a doctor being interviewed on the New Dimensions program on NPR. He had written a memoir called “Sometimes Brilliant”, and I thought What an ego!… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The latest on fracking and earthquakes in Oklahoma. • The role of Oklahoma’s government in dealing with this problem. • Keys to problem-solving: diversity and collaboration.

THE GOVERNOR IS MARY FALLIN. THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT IS MICHAEL TEAGUE. Wait…..Energy and Environment together??? These two are usually on opposite sides of the fence……often fighting each other.… More

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