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Follow Your Heart Part 3: The Rational Head

This twelve part series is an attempt to make clear how to follow our heart by explaining an intangible concept!! It is impossible for the rational head to feel the spiritual heart. When we are in the Peace, Love, and Joy of the heart, we will think, feel, and act differently than when we are out of it. We can have negative thoughts that create negative feelings about the same thing we think about when in the heart. The difference is we will have Wisdom from the heart we never could have in the head.   Read more

Follow Your Heart Part 2: The Heart

This twelve part series is an attempt to make clear how to follow our heart by explaining an intangible concept!! Following our heart increases the quality of our life and health. What is the Heart like? Think of the heart as our spiritual immune system. A healthy heart will protect our spiritual and physical body against the emotions of the pressures, stresses, and pain that come from outside events.  Read more

Follow Your Heart Part 1: Listen to Your Heart and Follow It

This twelve part series is an attempt to make clear how to follow our heart by explaining an intangible concept!! To trust our heart is to understand that something inside of us is superior to outside circumstance. In the experience of the heart we will find Peace and Wisdom we can always depend upon under any circumstance.  Read more

Ask the Rev Series Starts!

Fr. Paul is taking a sabbitacal from weekly publishing of his thoughts. But, The Rev is back! He now has a new blog on this site called Ask the Rev. New posts should be appearing weekly starting next Tuesday (2/28).  Read more

Common Sense About Your Anger

We must recognize the common sense that there is only one cause for our anger. It is our thoughts and how we think about the event. When we experience a negative event, what we think about the event creates our feeling of anger. This is hard to believe unless you personally can discover it for yourself. You cannot just read about it. If you have doubts, you have to use your own person experience of anger to have the common sense to discover where it comes from.  Read more

Common Sense and the Church

A simple and doable purpose of the Church would be to “build Christian community to enable people to live Christian lives in the Presence of God’s grace.”  Read more

What's in Your Mindset?

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The Difference Between Advice and Common Sense

We live in an age in which we have passed over the old fashioned common sense to get to advice because it does not take as much time as discovering common sense. We prefer to have the quicker, drive in and out advice. This kind of advice is like fast food. It is full of things that are not good for anyone. The advantage of common sense is that it is an innate part of our life.  Read more

The Bucket List: "What's in your bucket?"

Since the release of the movie of the same name, "The Bucket List" has become a familiar phrase. It is a list of things to do before we die. New Years resolutions are more on the level of coffee lists. They cool down in a short time. The center of the bucket list is Hope. We hope we can get these things done before we kick the bucket. The one thing no one has told anyone about is there are two Buckets. One is the "About Bucket". The other is the "In Bucket."  Read more

Common Sense in the Information Age

The time we live in is commonly called "The Information Age". The current age is characterized by the ability of individuals to have instant access to knowledge that would have been difficult or impossible to find previously. We have been transformed into an information society. Instant news coming to us by computers, twitter, texting, and cell phones. It has made us learning junkies. We have become addicted to seeking more and more information and knowledge.  Read more

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