Category Archives: feelings

Did the US Supreme Court just decide that subjective desires and feelings override the facts of human anatomy?

Today the US Supreme Court suddenly changed the definition of the word “marriage” that has stood for thousands of years of human history. So what definition of marriage are we left with? Here’s a go at the Court’s new definition … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures?

Is the phrase “guilty pleasures” an oxymoron? Here are some thoughts about guilt: To do wrong and feel entitled to have no guilt is like burning your hand and feeling entitled to have no pain. Guilt and pain are danger … Continue reading

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Urges or Conscience?

“To thine own self be true,” writes Shakespeare as Polonius in his play Hamlet.  Those words have become so popular that you can find entire Tumblrs of pics of people with “to thine own self be true” tattoos. People often use this phrase when they are feeling defensive and want … Continue reading

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“You’re a victim of disorganized thinking.” –The Wizard of Oz

Watching The Wizard of Oz in IMAX 3D in 2013, the wizard’s words to the Scarecrow seemed prophetic from this 1939 movie:  “You’re a victim of disorganized thinking.” Our contemporary culture “is a victim of disorganized thinking.”  “Intellectual freedom” has … Continue reading

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What’s streaming in your heart? Raw desire? Or Spiritual Fire?

What’s streaming in your heart? Raw desire?  Or Spiritual Fire? Lust and disgust?  Or love from above? Thoughts that annoy?  Or real time joy? Spiritual blindness?  Or lovingkindness? What do you find flowing through your mind? So, what’s innernet streaming … Continue reading

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I’m A Progressive . . . I’m Progressing From . . .

I’m a Progressive! I’m progressing . . . From hurt to healing; From selfishness to serving; From discouragement to hope; From fear to love; From tormenting thoughts to peace of mind; From insecurity to faith; From compulsive cravings to self-control; … Continue reading

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Is America Violent & Alienated From God Like Jean Valjean In Les Misérables?

Les Misérables, the new movie musical staring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried, beautifully brings Victor Hugo’s 1862 French novel to life.  However, it made me wonder:  Is America violent and alienated from God like the main … Continue reading

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