Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year’s Resolutions

I used to think that New Year’s resolutions were superficial. Even though they often deal with one’s body image and physical health concerns, these resolutions embrace a profound principle in personal transformation. How? Well, they all represent some ideals we … Continue reading

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Reaching God’s Heaven requires self-initiation

Too many people only want to go were they can find acceptance (they even expect this from God). But God and heaven’s angels already accept everyone into their kingdom of mutual love. So what keeps people from enjoying heavenly peace … Continue reading

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The snowflake and the Infinite

The snowflake has long been used as a symbol for the Christmas season. That makes sense since Christmas is celebrated during Winter time—when there is a good chance that we will see snow falling. In fact, many of us even … Continue reading

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A season for bells

I suspect bells are used by all religions in their various rituals. They seem to affect our psyche in deep, non-verbal ways. This affect is both mind-felt and heart-felt. According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg bells (and their sounds) symbolize a … Continue reading

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Swedenborg cracked the Christmas Story code

Without breaking through the profound symbolism of the Christmas Story, some people will always attack it because of negative associations. Such individuals see Christmas as the birth of a hateful religion that has led to western colonialism and a slew … Continue reading

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May your Faith be like a Christmas Tree

May your faith be like a Christmas Tree.

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Should a transgender individual play the part of the Virgin Mary?

Apparently I missed a very controversial episode of GLEE last night. I enjoy the singing and dancing of this TV series but have many problems when they try to make post-modern points on social issues. As one who follows the … Continue reading

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The transformation of Christmas gifts

The transformation I am alluding to has nothing to do with the fact that Christmas gifts have gotten more technologically advanced over the years—like computers, video games and iPhones. The more profound change to giving and getting gifts that I … Continue reading

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Get a “double dose” of Christmas!

I am not taking about decorating two Christmas trees, buying twice as many gifts or setting up two large dinners this holiday season. I am talking about celebrating the Lord Jesus’ birth in two very distinct ways. The first way … Continue reading

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