Saturday, February 25, 2017

Trend on Google Search: Clinton vs Trump

How Donald Trump Became President.

If you don't understand how President Trump won the election, you owe it to yourself to watch
this 2 hour documentary, it shows the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Holy Simplicity

From today's Give Us This Day, free print copy or app at http://www.GiveUsThisDay.org

Reflection
Single-Minded Simplicity
Simplicity is vitally important nowadays, because people are so complex, so filled with fears and inhibitions, so fragmented. The dictionary tells us that simplicity means consisting of one thing; sincere, artless, and free from affectation, which correlates with innocence rather than sophistication. Apply this to the spiritual life and we see a person who is single-minded, whose mind goes to the essence of things without embellishment and complicatedness. It conjures up a person innocent of guile, truthful and direct, who—psychologically speaking—lives directly, which is a sign of maturity.
Now “holy” simplicity is the state of mind and soul that is totally occupied by God. The colloquial word for holy simplicity would be childlikeness and would bring us immediately to the Gospel verse, “Unless you become like children (single-minded, uncomplicated, humble, trusting) you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven!” To be simple also means being emotionally or psychologically simple, in the right sense of the word. It does not mean being naive or foolishly ignorant. Intellectual simplicity should blend with this psychological simplicity, and be practiced in a way that will help us to become spiritually simple—or childlike—as Christ wants us to be.
Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Grace in Every Season
Catherine de Hueck Doherty (1896–1985) was a Russian-born aristocrat who dedicated her life to “the gospel without compromise.” Author of numerous books, she established the Madonna House in Combermere, Ontario.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

What is your #1 priority?

This Lent, during this difficult time when it is almost impossible to see what really is the truth, let's all pray for Donald Trump and our own discernment. We can all do better.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Good practice, and it's free!

Socrates Cafe, join us here in Denver tonight  (Tue, 2/21), 7 p.m.  at Trinity Church in downtown Denver, Friday at 6 p.m. in LoDo, or Saturday at University of Denver. Complete details and optional rsvp if you'd like us to save you a seat on http://Meetup.com/Colordo-Socrates-Cafe-Society or call (303)861-1447 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Slow start...

I'm off to a slow start. More tomorrow.

John Wren

In the meantime, watch this, one of my inspirations for this new project:

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Want to start or join a small group in your neighborhood?

Tomorrow John Wren will start trying to form a healthy small group in his neighborhood. Check back here each day to see how he is doing. If you you live in ZIP Code 80210 please call John Wren if you'd like to be a part of the new neighborhood group. His number is (303)861-1447

If you already have a healthy small group in your neighborhood which is important to you, great! Tell others about it on your blog or website, then please post a link to what you have written below.

Together we can make sure there is a healthy small group in every neighborhood helping to turn familiar strangers into real neighbors.

Starting tomorrow...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Citizenship in a Republic

 THE MAN IN THE ARENA

CITIZENSHIP IN A REPUBLIC

"The Man In The Arena" Speech at the Sorbonne Paris, France
April 23, 1910


The Famous Quote

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.


For complete text:


http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/trsorbonnespeech.html

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