Tag Archives: Right Side Up Thinking in an Upside Down World

Hearts and Treasures ~ The Inseparable Link Between Them

It’s springtime in America, the season when flowers begin to bloom, trees begin to bud, and the world looks more optimistic. But just when we had begun to enjoy the refreshing new scenery, “tax forms” popped up to wreck the … Continue reading

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“Wokeness” ~ From a Different Perspective

When I was a kid, my favorite comic strip character for a while was called “Mandrake the Magician.” Mandrake was a dashing character, dressed in black with a flowing black and red cape and a magician’s top hat. He was … Continue reading

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Resurrection Sunday ~ Bringing Goodness Back to Life

Easter 2021 arrives at a time when it seems like evil has been granted an open invitation to invade our lives in one way or another every moment of every day. Grief, loss, pain, suffering, anger, and fear have been … Continue reading

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Prelude to Easter, Part 4 ~ Preparing to Break Free

“Resurrection Sunday” is the climax of the greatest story of breaking free ever told. It’s more than an account of the most amazing escape from confinement ever accomplished. It’s “the” greatest source of hope ever offered to those who feel … Continue reading

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Prelude to Easter, Part 3 ~ Preparing for Brutality … and “Justice”

As Easter approaches, we’re reminded again that the events we celebrate represent conflict. Easter recounts the ultimate battle between life and death, and it occurs to me that there’s something about us humans that finds conflict strangely appealing. For instance, … Continue reading

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Prelude to Easter, Part 2 ~ Preparing for Betrayal

During a grad school class in Neuropsychology, my classmates and I received an unusual invitation from the professor who asked if any of us wanted to observe a brain surgery procedure at the local hospital. He was obviously proud to … Continue reading

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