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Pruning Time, part 3: Letting Go of Craving

Pruning Time, part 3: Letting Go of Craving

The difference between wants and needs is that when I take care of a need it’s satisfied–my need for shelter, food, transportation. But when I take care of a want there’s always one right behind it. As soon as I satisfy one want there’s something else screaming ‘buy me, get me, have me.” –Alternatives for ...

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Pruning Time, part 1

Pruning Time, part 1

[God] cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. — John 15:2 Here in the Northeast the trees are bare, their ...

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Growing Through Self-Directed Learning

Growing Through Self-Directed Learning

We’re surrounded by a society that treats education as a commodity like everything else. Knowledge is thought to be owned by experts who will dispense it to us if we submit to their curricula, and (once we’re adults) pay for ...

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