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Alan Kolp
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Power of Partnerships
Occasionally ideas simply pop into my head.  They come as gifts of the universe or God or some Giver of gifts.  When I write this, I have to laugh.  I laugh because it is true for me.  At the same time, I realize how the truth of this could tempt me to want...
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Yesterday I focused on an article written by Catholic Sister Christine Schenk.  Her title mentioned the Brazilian Liberation Theologian Leonardo Boff, whom I had read some three decades ago.  Boff was influenced by the charismatic movement that played a sig...
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Spiritual Support
Sometimes it seems those of us who strive to live some kind of spiritual life, try too hard.  Saying such does not mean I believe the spiritual journey is so demanding that we need to see it as a herculean effort that only strong folks can manage to do.  Ac...
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A Day of Thankfulness
When I began teaching about contemplative spirituality, I was fortunate to find a book that has become key to the success of that venture.  The book, Essential Spirituality , by Roger Walsh helped me think about how I wanted to structure the class and, then...
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Goal of the Path
When I find a phrase or sentence in a book that arrests my attention, I feel like I just found a diamond.  Of course, it is not materially valuable, but a great phrase or sentence adds value to my life and the way I understand life.  In fact, I wish I had s...
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What is Life All About?
What is life all about?  That is the central question Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits in the sixteenth century, wanted to address, according to Jesuit scholar David Fleming.  Fleming offers his own sense of what Ignatian spirituality brings to th...
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Happy Birthday
Once a year a special day rolls around for everyone.   Once a year folks can celebrate their
birthday.   The only exception is those
people who were born during Leap Year.   But even they get their day once every four years.   Some people can’t wait for the...
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Budding Theologians
Some books I have read and re-read.  Sometimes I will know the first time I am reading a book that I will come back to it.  Sometimes this happens because I use a book for a class.  The class goes well and I know part of the reason is the book was effective...
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Growing People
I am not quite sure what caught my eye as I was trolling though my Twittter account.  Perhaps it was the title: “Growing People: A Vital Imperative for Organizations.  I did not know the author, Julia Daley.  Her short bio describes her as a leadership coac...
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Rainbows
Whenever we have a rain, I check the sky for any sign of a rainbow.  Most of the time, I am disappointed.  I have never done any research to learn when are rainbows more likely.  I am sure there are predicting factors, but I don’t know what they are.  Obvio...
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