Bob on January 12th, 2021

Opening the least likely Gift – 4 What our hope is based on matters greatly, especially when we need hope the most. If our hope is based on our performance we will probably hit a familiar cycle of temporary pain alleviation by any number of means. But if our Hope is grounded on a few […]

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Bob on January 3rd, 2021

Opening the least likely Gift – 3 The greatest moments of spiritual growth happen in my moments of struggle when I ask myself “what is causing this struggle”? And “what does that tell me about The Divine that I believe in”? When I was religious I looked at struggle as sin, punishment, weakness but never […]

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Bob on January 2nd, 2021

Opening the least likely Gift – 2 As a young boy of five perhaps the most disappointing moment of my year was opening up a Christmas present to find woolen socks hand knitted by my grandmother. As young man of 17 the disappointment was in myself as I could not stop thinking about sexual things […]

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Bob on January 1st, 2021

Opening the least likely Gift The day that really says the most about a gift is a week or two after it was given. So in keeping with the series I wrote for Christmas, The least likely Gift, I would like to share some thoughts on “The Indescribable Gift” long after it was given. The […]

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Bob on December 27th, 2020

The least likely Gift – 8 The difference between a religious existence and a spiritual life is the size of The Love we Rest in. To the religious The Gift had and has human limits, to the GraceFull The Gift was and is Divine Perfect Love beyond human comprehension. To the religious The Gift was […]

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Bob on December 27th, 2020

The least likely Gift – 7 The spiritual journey will leave anyone on it feeling very odd at times and completely rejected at others. The simple reason for this is the spiritual journey is based solely on faith while the religious one is half faith at best. What would the Christmas story look like if […]

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Bob on December 26th, 2020

The least likely Gift – 6 What made “the wise men” “wise men” and would the wisdom they followed be any more accepted today than it was then? One of the greatest ways to tell the difference between religion and Grace is the acceptance of mystery or mystics. The “wise men” were “wise” because they […]

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Bob on December 25th, 2020

The least likely Gift – 5 Most will never understand the true purpose of The Gift but the ones who foresaw it give us great clues as to why The Gift is THE GIFT. What if The Gift, which almost everyone in the time of Jesus missed, was still being missed? What if the challenges […]

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Bob on December 21st, 2020

The least likely Gift – 4 The spiritual journey is not about answers but more about Resting in One Answer – Love. One of the greatest challenges for the spiritual path mans demand for answers over the Spirits invitation to Rest in the glory of the questions. Everyone in the Christmas story was at first […]

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Bob on December 19th, 2020

The least likely Gift – 3 Fear is a gift that creates spiritual understanding of Who, What, When, Where and How The Divine Is. The greater the fear, the greater The Love we must believe in Or we perish – it’s really that simple. Fear can be a tool to spiritual awakening or a destructive […]

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