Category: 100 — The Spiritual Disciplines

The Arrow of Light

Listen to the Audio and/or Subscribe to the Podcast Full Transcript: At about 10 years of age Cub Scouts enter into a pact summed up by the acronym WEBELOS which unpacked stands for We’ll Be Loyal Scouts. Fourth grade boys work toward a Webelos Badge, while Fifth Graders work toward what’s called an Arrow of …

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The Yoke

Listen to the Audio and/or Subscribe to the Podcast Full Transcript: A yoke originally referred to a wooden frame. It could be fitted to a person’s shoulders to help them carry a load in two equal portions. It was used to join two animals, such as oxen, to help them work together. It refers to …

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Church Lady

Listen to the Audio and/or Subscribe to the Podcast Full Transcript: One of my favorite TV characters was the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live. Her facial expression had all the warmth of a descending hatchet and appeared as though it was ultimately achieved through a lifetime of sucking on green persimmons. To many of …

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Sincerity

Listen to the Audio and/or Subscribe to the Podcast Full Transcript: I recall reading long ago that the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven are sincerity, more sincerity, and more sincerity. That didn’t really resonate with me at first because I believed then, as I do now, that we are justified by faith and faith …

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The Nuclear Family

Listen to the Audio and/or Subscribe to the Podcast Full Transcript: Trinities, triunities, and triodities are visible throughout the observable universes. The thought, word, and deed sequence informs all of our personal experiences. In the disciplinary practices of all sentient beings; facts, meanings, and values come to mind in ways that cause us to ask …

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