Charlie Van Dyke
Monastic Wisdom
Posted August 4, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in Meditations
By Therese J. Borchard
from Beyond Blue

In her new book, “The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul With Monastic Wisdom,” author Christine Valters Paintner offers a twelve-week program to introduce monastic wisdom and practice to anyone wanting to integrate spirituality and creativity. In her spiritual journey, Paintner has discovered that ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By, Barbara Starr and Jennifer Rizzo, CNN

Washington (CNN)–The Air Force has suspended an ethics briefing for new missile launch officers after concerns were raised about the briefing's heavy focus on religion.

The briefing, taught for nearly 20 years by military chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is intended to train Air Force... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Challenges
Posted August 3, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
"Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Written by FRANK JORDANS Associated Press
GENEVA (AP) -- The United Nations endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people for the first time ever Friday, passing a resolution hailed as historic by the U.S. and other backers and decried by African and Islamic countries.

The declaration was cautiously worded, expressing "grave concern... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Happiness
Posted August 3, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
One writer noted what's needed for happiness:

*Someone to love

*Something to do

*Something to look forward to... read more
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