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|10/30/2017 - 20:45||Bible Errors and Attrocities||Book page||
This page consists of a compilation of various websites that talk about errors and attrocities in the Bible.
Bible Absurdities : Compiled by Donald... Read more
|10/30/2017 - 21:02||194 CONTRADICTIONS, New Testament||Biblio||
194 CONTRADICTIONS, New Testament
There is an old tradition of listing the contradictions in the bible
1. Jesus' lineage was traced through David's son Solomon. Mt.1:6.
|03/31/2018 - 09:57||Learning to Live Freely||Book page|
|05/27/2018 - 02:09||What do I know?||Blog entry||
In my life there have been times when I so wanted others to agree with me or to acknowlege that I was right or that I had the answers.
However, the further along I get in this journey of life I get, the more I realize how little I do know. And it is becoming less important to me that everyone (or anyone) agrees with me, or thinks that I am right. It is also less important to me... Read more
|05/29/2018 - 08:12||Living A Spotless Life||Blog entry||
This morning I was in the kitchen looking at our black gas range. It is a constant struggle to keep it clean. As I cook I am constantly dropping or drisling small specks of food on the rangetop. Even in my cleaning it is hard for me to get all the specks off of it. It seems that I'm constantly dropping tiny specks on it and it seems almost impossible to keep clean. I've wished for a multi-... Read more
|05/30/2018 - 07:18||A Spotless Life||Book page||
What does it mean to live a spotless life? Is it even possible? In this article, I will attempt to answer this question as best as I can for myself. This will be an ongoing article that I may keep adding to and revising as I learn more. This article was prompted by, and inspired by, my (what I hope to be) series of blog post about... Read more
|05/31/2018 - 07:11||A Spotless Life, A Beginning.||Blog entry||
As I look around me, my house is a mess, my workshop is a mess, the yard is a mess. In the past I have cleaned up this or that, only to have it become a mess again in a very short time. Each time I did the cleaning, I didn't change anything about be, or how I have related to the environment and my surroundings. I've heard it said that the first thing to change is to admit that there is a... Read more
|06/22/2018 - 10:28||Living a Life of Wonder||Blog entry||
Is This Life Horrible or Wonderful?
In this life, what you look for is what you will find.
If you are looking for what is miserable and awful,
that is what you will find, a world that is miserable and awful,
filled with every dreaded thing
If you look for what is wonderful and awe-inspiring,... Read more
|06/25/2018 - 06:48||Stephen's Eating Plan||Book page||
I have been overweight most of my life. I have tried to lose weight on and off many times with varying degrees of success, or failure. One of my biggest challenges over all those years is that I had no real plan, except (to try to) "Eat less".
I don't do it perfectly. I find what is most important to me is that I become more and more proactive. I'm not yet very good at planning,... Read more
|07/18/2018 - 06:49||Wanting to be Known and Accepted||Blog entry||
For a long time I have been wanting people to know who I was, what I thought about, and what I believed, and to fully accept me within that context. I've wanted people in my life to really listen to me, want to deeply know me, and to fully accept me for who I am. I have wanted to be validated by other people. I've wanted that from one of my relatives for a long time. In fact, that would be... Read more
|07/20/2018 - 07:40||Accountability and hope||Blog entry||
For most of my life I have been extremely averse to the whole idea of accountability. To me, it had the feel of someone standing over my should and watching everything that I do, waiting for me to do anything wrong, then to jump on me. I have avoided any groups that talked being accountable. It had the feeling of someone else trying to control me.
In the mean time I've been getting... Read more
|07/20/2018 - 10:44||Is There A God?||Blog entry||
In a large sense, I really don't care if there is a god, or a God, or not. It is what it is. Either there is a god/God or there isn't. Whatever I think or believe about it isn't going to change that reality. "What reality?" you ask. The reality of if there is or isn't a God.
Rather than get entangled with arguments for or against the concept of each person idea of god/God, I think it is... Read more
|08/06/2018 - 07:30||A Great Encouragement at the UU Church||Blog entry||
For many years I have felt like I've been muzzled in church. I did not feel the freedom to speak of what I was really thinking, feeling, and believing. I did not feel that it was acceptable (by the church staff and members) to just be real.
I have been searching for many years for a church where I could be real, where I could be accepted for who I am, and where I could openly... Read more
|09/07/2018 - 17:18||A Meaningful Conversation in my shop||Blog entry||
One thing that I love about my being a self employed tradesman is that I can talk to my clients about meaningful and authentic topics. However, I do choose carefully who I will begin an authentic conversation with.
This morning a woman, who I will call Jane, called me up and said that she would like to walk over and talk to me about a project. She has an antique chair... Read more
|10/11/2018 - 09:53||Giving My Wife the Best||Blog entry||
This article was prompted by my wife recently going back to work. With that came a need for a second car, which we just acquired. That second car is ten years old, but it is much newer than our year 2000 car. Now, who would get the "new" car. Of course, that selfish little kid who lives inside of me said, "Me! My car!" But I quickly put that little bugger back to sleep (although it never... Read more
|10/11/2018 - 09:54||Living A Life of Service||Blog entry||
When I'm serving others, then I'm using all the stuff around me and thereby connecting with those things, and the environment, in a much deeper and richer way than just sitting around and looking at stuff, and being served.
Doing one's best and giving the best service is a rich and exciting way to live. That means never being satisfied with just doing stuff the same... Read more
|10/11/2018 - 10:52||Journaling||Book page|
|10/11/2018 - 10:55||How to Journal||Book page||
I have been journaling for about 25 years now. I first started because of a severe crisis in my life, which I’ve written about here:
|11/04/2018 - 11:00||Back to the UU Church, A Meaningful Discussion||Blog entry||
This morning Emmy and I went to the Unitarian Universalist Church in Corvallis again. Emmy likes to get there early before anybody else does so that she connect with the environment before people get there. Once we arrived at church she sat down at the sofa and table and begin folding bulletins as she normally does. I went into the fellowship hall and set up the tables and chairs that people... Read more
|11/17/2018 - 11:00||Listened to the Woman at the Park||Blog entry||
This morning I decided to take our dog Teddy for a walk. As I went downtown and walked past the fountain at the park I saw a woman sitting at a picnic table writing some notes. Since I was walking in her direction anyway I walked over to her and made a comment, "Looks like you are writing."
I later learned that her name was A. G. She said that she was something like a... Read more
|12/18/2018 - 07:54||Meaningful Thinkers||Book page||
Here are some of the people who I have listened to and/or watched over the last number of years. Their words of hope and ... have helped me on my way.
Dr. Jordan Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the multi-million copy bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Dr. Peterson writes... Read more
|12/18/2018 - 13:17||Our Path to the Unitarian Universalist Church||Blog entry||
For years I have been searching, thinking,... Read more
|12/19/2018 - 07:50||Not Normal||Blog entry||
I feel like I am a damaged mixed up sojourner who is just struggling to make it through this life. I have been through so much that has caused me to be "different" than the normal that so many people seem to live in. Yet, I have no desire to be that kind of normal. Even though it is painful to be alone (yet I'm not truly alone) and to be different, to not have people understand, I like who I... Read more
|01/14/2019 - 10:26||Not About The Church Hierarchy||Blog entry||
Jordan Peterson... Read more