Category Archives: Beginnings

Another Forty Days, Day One–Ashes and Dust

“Remember, O man, that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt ┬áreturn.” And so it begins, with the smudge of ash, in the shape of the cross swiped across the foreheads of the faithful, signaling the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days–The Day Before

For the third year, I’ve decided to write a blog post every day (almost) during Lent. I’m calling this year’s series “Another Forty Days,” following the original “Forty Days,” written for Lent 2015, and “The Next Forty Days,” written last … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day Nine–The Single Step

The Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, was reputed to have said, “The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.” While it is disputed that those were his exact words (some things tend to get lost or modified in translation), … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 1–Another Beginning

This is my first posting of 2015. It was definitely a whirlwind end of 2014: I ended a chapter in my life and turned the page to begin a new one. After three years of writing an almost daily blog … Continue reading

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Day 8–It’s the Little Things

It’s a new day. Today begins the second week of the new year and already people are tired. I was talking to a friend today who said they were already behind and we’re little more than a week into 2014. … Continue reading

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Day 1–Under Construction

The sign says, “Under Construction.” Pardon my dust, and all that stuff. Welcome to the next iteration of Consider This. After 901 days of writing on the theme of gratitude (Lessons in Gratitude), I am shifting to writing reflections on … Continue reading

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