Posts tagged Expectations
Fall is in the air

Fall is in the air (even if the temps don’t show it).  As I was walking outside the other morning, that reality hit me. There is a feeling of Fall in the air, yet the heat of summer is still a reality. This can create some dissatisfaction because you can feel that Fall, shorter days, etc., are happening, yet you are living with the reality that the temperature is still high and Summer isn’t done with us yet.

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Dancing with Disappointment

For many the practice of Lent is about deprivation. One gives up chocolate, TV, caffeine, etc. This practice holds a lot of wisdom when done contemplatively. Western culture is practiced in immediate gratification. If I need something, all I have to do is click a few buttons on my computer and poof, it’s at my front door in a short amount of time. The hidden gift in instant gratification is it is a doorway to the pain created when it doesn’t happen. That pain is the gift.

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