A Christian who believes….

I’m a Christian who believes God is bigger than any church has yet found.

:- Doug.

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To hear one another out means two things:

To hear one another out means at least two things: 1. To allow the person to say the whole thing, till they feel complete; 2. To help the person explore the profundity of their own voice.

:- Doug.

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less important when playing?

Can we begin to notice the air in which we move, the pictures and assumptions we have constructed? For example, do we feel we are less important, less worthy, if and when we are ineffective, dependent, unproductive, resting, lazy, playing, relaxing, pondering, recalling, reflecting?

:- Doug.

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Look for qualities beyond quantities, inclusive

A direction to look for the large ways within the little ways is qualities beyond quantities, inclusiveness of both.

:- Doug.

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Every day something new or anew

Every day I see something new or anew. This is as it should be. I am working towards a larger understanding and a larger picture. Mind you: direction, not goal, for the world must ever grow: there is no end point.

:- Doug.

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Far more complex than you have said

Oh, the situation is far more complex than you have said. You have said it is too complex to solve. In fact it is so complex it will take all of us to get beyond solving it.

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1624–You are missing out

Footprints in the Windsm # 1624

If all you see is the bad, you are missing out. If you see the bad and still see the world as holy, you have the picture whole.


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Be not still

Be not still my tongue.

:- Doug.

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Stronger than its military?

Can we yet grow a nation stronger
Than its military
Richer
Than its treasury?

:- Doug.

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What other small ways?

What other small ways that are big ways? Don’t seek or become attached to outcomes. Do the work. Get it out there. Be vulnerable. Lay the brick with care for the cathedral, don’t worry about getting to the bell tower while you are on the foundations.

:- Doug.

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little ways can be big

Little ways can be big in faithfulness. Still, I hear a pulling to raise my voice. That is faithful to me.

:- Doug.

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Even if it is never read

Even if it is never read
write major poetry
the turning of this world
needs your push

:- Doug.

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that’s ok

Some people
need a focal point
a person
an above
for their god
that’s ok
I see the holy
spread out around me
calling me higher
that’s ok too
none large as real

:- Doug.

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How can little ways be big?

How can little ways be big?

:- Doug.

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My life fits me

My life fits me. I decided long ago to not retire—then I noticed I like working and my work. I engage people, computers, numbers—and I like those things. I write, poetry mainly, I meditate/contemplate, I ponder. These take me deeper, higher, further: places I want to go. Does your life fit you?

:- Doug.

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Be juicy

Be juicy.

:- Doug.

Published in: | on August 20th, 2016 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1623–Political crisis as harbinger of spiritual crisis

Footprints in the Windsm # 1623

This difficult time in our country’s politics—maybe especially because of two choices nobody likes—it could be the harbinger of a spiritual crisis for us as a people. Crisis as in life and death—but not simply a bifurcation point. We may have to die as a people before we find our life. What death looks like we cannot know before it happens. Nor life. But we know it is about going through the difficult, about work, about all truths, not just some, about life. Maybe this is world wide and not just our country.


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away from black and white

In politics let’s get away
from black and white and
notice shades of brown

:- Doug.

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savoring aging now

I don’t know what later times of aging will be for me. I only know what it is now. I am savoring slowness, reflection, and connection. I am turning to opening to what may come.

:- Doug.

Published in: | on August 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

make our contribution

Our job is to make our contribution, not count our achievements, not even get hung in them.

:- Doug.

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What’s the important stuff of life?

What’s the important stuff of life?

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1622–approaching the gift of aging

Footprints in the Windsm # 1622

Life is not what we make of it but what we give to it, in the little moments. Sitting here reflecting, writing for someone who may never see it, is more important than all the urgent things on my to do list. This may be approaching the gift of aging.


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What is your life about, now?

What is your life about, now? What has it been about through the years?

:- Doug.

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