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  • Compartments

    Hearing someone else give a vista of one’s life is very illuminating. The things we do are in compartments which keep us singularly unconscious. [. . .] When they do come together there is a conflagration.

  • In Knots

    The third chakra is the chakra of the abdomen, stomach, upper intestines, liver, kidneys, spleen, and middle spine, all of which relate to the mental and emotional issues of trust, fear and intimidation, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, care of oneself and others, decision-making abilities, sensitivity to criticism, and personal honor. The knots in my gut told me that these were very much the issues surrounding the theft of my billfold, if I wanted to make something of the theft.

  • What Not to Wear 3

    Man Looketh on the Outward Appearance Like the Andy Sachs character in The Devil Wears Prada, until recently I perceived clothing as mere “stuff.” I didn’t treat my clothing as a resource, and I didn’t consider what message I was sending to other people when I dressed and left my house. I didn’t want to […]

  • What Not to Wear 2

    Christianity and Appearance Throughout the experience of thinking about clothing and appearance, I’ve wondered what, if any, significance or meaning such possibly vain pursuits have for a Christian. Doesn’t the Bible condemn vanity? Didn’t Solomon write that all is vanity? Shouldn’t the spiritually-minded person keep her mind on “the things above, not on the things of this […]

  • What Not to Wear 1

    Lately, my daughters and I have gotten hooked on TLC’s What Not to Wear. In my family, when we play, we tend to immerse ourselves in whatever the entertainment passion of the moment is, which recently has been fashion. This has taken no small amount of courage, for fashion has seemed shallow, ego-based, self-centered, vain, and popular from our perspectives. It’s a […]