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It’s Complicated

Classical education comprises three stages of development; the Grammar stage, the Logic stage and the Rhetoric stage.  Put simply, the grammar stage is learning the vocabulary of a subject.  Learning  is much more manageable when using this process. On the subject of forgiveness, if you put a hundred theologians, psychologists, counselors, monks (you know what I mean) in a room together and ask them about forgiveness, you will get a hundred different opinions. Google forgiveness and you will get the usual suspects. Links that tell you that you must forgive because: You are strong. You deserve peace. It leads to understanding....



Lately I was accused of being a “New Age,” “Oprah” type, which is a no-no in the non-progressive part of the Christian community I used to be a part of. I’m not anymore, but it still pissed me off, no one wants to be labeled, right? I was thinking of this today as I pondered the interesting acronym, SNAFU.   The origin of the acronym  is from the 1940s Navy, and originally had to do with the status of telegraphs!  It means Situation Normal, All Fouled Up.   I believe the military may have a more colorful description  now, which...


Enough guilt Already

Two days of rest after a trip and I don’t feel a bit guilty. I used to be pretty anxious when I didn’t accomplish much in a day. Ok, fine, I still get like that sometimes. Relaxing is not my strong suit. But resting? I’m a napping Queen. Guilt is such a funny thing. It’s tied to all kinds of fears and emotions. I’ve had many a Mom at my table saying, “But I feel guilty,” if I don’t do this thing or that or accomplish this or that. I admitted mine from the early child rearing years when I...