Good news! My blood sugar level (A1C) is down so much that my new doctor says I am once again "pre-diabetic." The term simply indicates where I am in terms of controlling it with diet and exercise. I'm actually down 60 pounds from my highest weight of a few years ago and feeling great.
Distinguishing between religion and spirituality, Burke offers what he calls a new way of looking at God, one centered on the idea of grace. He emphasizes a God who is looking to save the world, not a God who seems more intent on condemning certain practices . . . . For Burke, God is to be questioned, not simply obeyed. His challenging thesis will appeal to many people today who have given up on organized religion but still seek some connection to spirituality.Only one book to report today. This one arrived in the office on Friday, but the notice taped to my mailbox in the lobby didn't appear until Saturday. The security guard at the link desk opened the office and let me sign it out, so I was able to look it over last night. This is the book my study group has chosen to discuss over the next few weeks or months. In other words, this is a class of sorts. You could say we teach ourselves by intense study and commitment to reading the sections we'll be discussing. Donna has agreed to lead our reflections as we work our way through this book.
Sunday Salon — at separate computers in different time zones — to talk about our lives and our reading.