Author Archives: Lou

An Ash Valentine’s Day

It’s an odd year.  This hasn’t happened since 1945.  Things were different then.  But it’s happening again:  Ash Wednesday falls on February 14 — Valentine’s Day. While there are lots of jokes being made about the coincidence online, I look … Continue reading

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The Deception of Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance.  It’s a popular concept.  Many business magazines and other publications have lists of recommendations to improve a person’s work-life balance.  The idea is that the time and effort put into work has to be balanced with life.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Problem of Ego in Spiritual Growth

The advice comes in different forms.  It’s very pronounced in the Christian tradition.  The New Testament letter to the ancient church in Philippi (chapter 2, verse 3) says it this way: “Think of others as better than yourself.” Throughout the … Continue reading

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