Category: Current Events

My open letter to Bernie Sanders: I expected better of you

I expected better of you. I know it’s not your fault. It’s this monster of a bad system we have created. It’s turned you into a liar. That’s no excuse. A lie is a lie. Even if a voracious monster of a system makes you do it. It’s a system we are all part of. We made it.

Oprah on The Daily Show

Great interview with Oprah on her new book, THE PATH MADE CLEAR! I love how Oprah answered Trevor’s question: what did she find to be the common denominator to those who have found their path to success in life? We find the path when…

Lyme Disease Awareness Presentations

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and all are invited to attend a free presentation: A Wisconsin Family’s Lyme Journey: A Case For Hope. Laurel Kashinn is a local writer and mother seeking to share her and her family’s experience with Lyme disease following…

My Open Letter to the DNC

  Today I received yet another email from the DNC — one of hundreds a month that flood my inbox with all manner of messaging. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a liberal Christian Democrat independent voting my conscience since turning 18 in 1980, when…

Ten outside-the-box campaign reform ideas

President-elect Trump is outside the box in just about every thing he does. It’s time we all get out of our respective boxes and think very differently.

Breathe. Nothing has changed but you.

Peace. Is. A. Choice. Peace is not out there. It’s not in Washington or books of law, written by men. Peace is written in our hearts, in our DNA.

10 ways the government works for us

For those who say the government does nothing for us, really? Is that true? Or is it that you’re just not perceiving things correctly.

Stories and Spiritual Athletics

St. Mary of Egypt and St. Zossima

Stories are so powerful, particularly the stories of people who led exemplary or extraordinary lives. One of the uncounted things I love about Orthodoxy is it’s edifying and illustrated storytelling. As part of every service, every day of the year, we tell stories and…

Dark force attractions, procrastination, and the heart-brain path to God

What a headline for this post, hey? Bear with me on this one… A friend of mine of Facebook recently posted a series of very joy-filled messages to his friends, sharing his recent Chrismation into the ancient Holy Orthodox church. He is a very…

Angels and the Fullness of Faith

Have you ever seen your guardian angel? I heard mine once, clear as a bell, and it saved my life.

Glynn and Bear It

There's a bump in the road!

Cyberdesert

An Oasis for the Sahara of the Soul

Finding Angeline

Musician. Writer. Pioneer.

gilmours-nice-place.com

" C A T T A L E S "

The Mission of Matthew

Reaching your Heart through Art

The Rescued Lamb

Fun, Inspiration and Faith

That Which is Bread

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? – Isaiah

hearts and minds

published general readership op-ed essays

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