New Year/Starting Over

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The Christianity Thing: Starting Afresh in the New Year

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January 2017 by Ramesh Richard At the beginning of each year, I eagerly welcome English theologian-philosopher G.K. Chesterton’s insight: “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” He continues his metaphysical comment with a calling to a total renewal [...]

Stay Found: Your New Year’s Guide

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January 2016 by Ramesh Richard In her book Staying Found: The Complete Map and Compass Handbook, June Fleming suggests various ways hikers can master the skills of "wilderness route finding"—learning how to get around in the wild. By this she means, "Not just carrying a map and compass because they’re on every book’s list of [...]

Is Your New Year “Written?”

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January 2010 by Ramesh Richard The phrase, “It is written,” frames both ends of Slumdog Millionaire, which claimed every worthy movie award this year. The story warms the hearts of millions all over the world in karmic conviction: nothing can stop destiny. Yet that same conviction generates deep frustration among the disadvantaged over being left out [...]