Ecclesiastes

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05 Sep: A Time for Everything

As summer comes to a close and cool fall breezes begin to blow again, there often comes a feeling of something ending and perhaps a new season beginning. As I reflected on the eight months that have passed in 2021, I was reminded of this passage in Ecclesiastes. These verses have a way of keeping me sober about the things that have been, the things that are, and the things to come.

brown-and-white clocks

07 Oct: Adjusting the Culture of Time

In his book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman refers to Lewis Mumford who said,

“The clock…is a piece of power machinery whose ‘product’ is seconds and minutes.”  In manufacturing such a product, the clock has the effect of disassociating time from human events and thus nourishes the belief in an independent world of mathematically measurable sequences.

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02 Aug: Stay Connected

Best friends aren’t always easily found. Someone you can fully trust is like a gem. A reason for this may be because many of us learn to disconnect people we are unsure of and keep our distance from those who seem like a threat. We don’t want to give to someone if we suspect that they won’t give back and we feel the easiest way to feel safe from hurt is to remove ourselves from the people who might cause it.