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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 [...]


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January 2012 by Ramesh Richard IT—probably most known as a one-syllable short form for eight! In-for-ma-tion Tech-no-lo-gy, or for whatever you want to do in expensive tennis shoes—“just do it.” Actually, “it” can represent any thing—really anything. The prior context of “it,” stated or unstated, immediate and larger, comes into play in understanding its meaning. [...]

RE-STORE: New Year SOULutions

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January 2011 by Ramesh Richard “The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul,” said novelist and theologian G. K. Chesterton. Of course, the change of a calendar date doesn’t instantly reset the soul. Yet it presents a fresh opportunity to [...]

God, the Future and Me

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January 2008 by Ramesh Richard “Goldfish have a memory span of three seconds. They can’t even see the past, much less the future. But you can. With proven business intelligence and analytic software from …” says an ad from a predictive analytics software company. Animals have no interest in the future. People, of course, want [...]