Glenn Morison's Blog – 6th mo. 2017 Archive (5)

From Blogging to a place to live

I am collecting my reflections for a book that I will release for free this fall in hopes that people will donate to a fund that helps low income folks pay for shares in cooperative housing developments. 

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Added by Glenn Morison on 6th mo. 16, 2017 at 12:20pm — No Comments

When one door closes, another door opens

While attributed to Alexander Graham Bell, Bob Marley and others, this phrase can be found in the Spanish Novella, The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversities,. The story was published anonymously, due to its heretical content Written originally in 1554, it was later translated into English. A young boy, Lazarillo, is given up by his…

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Added by Glenn Morison on 6th mo. 11, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Graveyards are full of indispensable people

This adage is similar to “a little piece of churchyard fits everyone.” It speaks to our common fate of death and a reminder that each one of us is neither irreplaceable nor indispensable. This is true even though we often believe ourselves to be. I attended my 30th high school reunion and stood next to a classmate I had not spoken to since graduation. As we looked at…

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Added by Glenn Morison on 6th mo. 7, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Every day is a gift... that is why they call it the present.

The last half of this quotation is one of many additions that follow the first half. These few words hold some common themes in this book and much spiritual writing. It speaks of the call to be present in the moment. It speaks of the centrality of gratitude. And the phrase ties these two concepts together with only five words.

Psalm 118:24

This is the day…

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Added by Glenn Morison on 6th mo. 4, 2017 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Daddy's looking down at us

A common image that eulogists share at funerals is that once we die we sit in a comfy chair and smile as we look down at our loved ones as they go about their lives. This notion is not biblical but is, instead, a certain extrapolation of the Greek idea that we have an enduring soul or spirit. I cringe at this thought! My mother was a wonderful person but had a…

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Added by Glenn Morison on 6th mo. 2, 2017 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

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