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Glenn Beck is an amazing figure in our American culture to be sure. Seemingly over the years, the sense of dread and the ratcheting up of his unspiritual tone has increased dramatically. So much so this generator has been developed as a parody. Strangely, a lot of these “conspiracies” sound alot like the ones he has been peddling on his show …
Here is the link. Enjoy!
Fair and balanced paranoia indeed!
Oh how true this is …
“The Value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity.”
A lot of times we get so caught up in life that things get so mundane and we forget about the truly wonderful and beautiful. An example would be the first time you met your lover, how enchanting she was … four kids ago. We need to find the time to weigh the value of truth and myth. It doesn’t take long to find the truth wanting. You know its probably really true! Maybe she is really that special!
I love Thanksgiving! Over the years, I’ve watched other holidays become commercialized and thought there wasn’t anything anyone could do to ruin Thanksgiving. It was commercialization-proof. It may take money to travel to Grandma’s house and to buy the feast’s fixings, but Thanksgiving is exactly that, a day to give thanks. The original true story of Thanksgiving began with many believing in God or higher power and Pilgrims believing in the Bible. And, today people choose whether to make that a part of their story.
Allow me to share this prayer on Thanksgiving …
We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the earth with a
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in Whom is embodied all goodness, and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.
Iroquois Prayer, adapted
Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone!
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It has been decades for me attending an event like this but last weekend Melissa, the kids and I were able to join in the festivities at the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire in Kings Valley, Oregon. The weather was warm and beautiful and it made for a fun family outing!
The feature of the afternoon was a medieval show with knights jousting and fighting, which was completely engrossing for our kids and pretty entertaining for us, too. Of course, I brought the camera …