Mindset

Being Present

From “The Language of the Soul: Meeting God in the Longings of Our Hearts” by Jeff Crosby Not long ago I crossed the threshold of my sixtieth year, an age that I once looked upon as being very old – but no longer do. And yet that marker has caused me to think more deeply

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The Need to Praise

From “Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner” by Frederick Buechner THE NEXT WINTER I sat in Army fatigues somewhere near Anniston, Alabama, eating my supper out of a mess kit. The infantry training battalion that I had been assigned to was on bivouac. There was a cold drizzle of rain, and everything

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“Do you know that your voice changes when you talk about the work you do with the poor?”

From “Embracing Your Second Calling: Find Passion and Purpose for the Rest of Your Life” by Dale Hanson Bourke One day, I was on a flight when a man sitting next to me asked what I did. I told him about my publishing job and then about my board work with humanitarian organizations. He looked

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