Is the Grass Always Greener?

You’re heard the saying, “The grass is always greener (on the other side of the fence.)”  I’ve thought this several times in my life.  Maybe you have, too.  When we get bored, or frustrated, or disillusioned---

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Ken Shick
Mindfulness

There is a current movement called “mindfulness.”  It is the practice of living in the moment, being aware of what’s going on around us, paying attention to the “now” instead of the future.  The frenetic pace of modern living has forced us always to be thinking ahead, planning for the future, preparing for what is to come.  As a result, we don’t truly “live” in this moment. 

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Ken Shick
Serenity

Recently someone called my attention to the Serenity Prayer which most of us know and have prayed:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change,

The courage to change the things I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference.

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Ken Shick
Does the end justify the means?

I was listening to a news show recently and one of the commentators  was justifying what one of our elected officials had done by saying, “Well, you know, the ends justifies the means.”  That is the mantra of our secular world, “The end justifies the means!”  But does it?

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Ken Shick