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History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.
– Malcolm Muggeridge,

born on this date, 1903

 
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Poem of the Day:
The Changing Light,
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
born on this date, 1919

 
 
 

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The Wake Up Call – March 24, 2015

‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ said Alice. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the cat. ‘We’re all mad here.'”
– Lewis Carroll, (aka Charles Dodgson)

Born on this day 1832
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Poem of the Day:
A Poem on the American Flag
Pete Seeger,
who died on this day, last year
via Smithsonian Folkways

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The Grand Paradox: The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith

By Ken Wytsma
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The Wake Up Call – January 27, 2015

Prose cannot compete with the economy of poetry, the ability to have a full artistic experience in a short period of time.”
– Mary Karr, poet,

Born on this day 1955
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Poem of the Day:
i thank You God for most this amazing
e.e. cummings
January is National Thank You Month
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How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels

By N.T. Wright
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The Wake Up Call – January 16, 2015

Some people think literature is high culture and that it should only have a small readership. I don’t think so… I have to compete with popular culture, including TV, magazines, movies and video games.
– Haruki Murakami, novelist,

Born on this day 1949
 
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Poem of the Day:
How to be a Poet
Wendell Berry

A poem rooted in gratitude.
January is National Thank You Month
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Free of Charge: Giving and Receiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace

By Miroslav Volf
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The Wake Up Call – January 12, 2015

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth — and truth rewarded me.”
-Simone de Beauvoir, philosopher,
Born on this day 1908
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Poem of the Day:
I have a Rendezvous with Life
Countee Cullen
,
who died on this this day, 1946
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The Screwtape Letters

By C.S. Lewis
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The Wake Up Call – January 9, 2015

Christians were never meant to be normal. We’ve always been holy troublemakers, we’ve always been creators of uncertainty, agents of dimension that’s incompatible with the status quo; we do not accept the world as it is, but we insist on the world becoming the way that God wants it to be. And the Kingdom of God is different from the patterns of this world.”
― Jacques Ellul, Theologian and Social Critic
who was born on this day, 1931
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Poem of the Day:
A Revolver
by Carl Sandburg,
who was born on this date, 1878
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The Myth of A Christian Nation

By Greg Boyd
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The Wake Up Call – January 6, 2015

All the religious wars that have caused blood to be shed for centuries arise from passionate feelings and facile counter-positions, such as Us and Them, good and bad, white and black.
– Umberto Eco,
novelist / philosopher
who was born on this day, 1932

 
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Poem of the Day:
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost
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The End of Suffering: Finding Purpose in Pain

By Scott Cairns
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The Wake Up Call – January 5, 2015

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
– Henry Miller,
novelist
who was born on this day, 1891

 

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Poem of the Day:
St. Stephen and King Herod
(A Medieval Ballad)
For the Feast of St. Stephen today
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The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
By Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu
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The Wake Up Call – December 26, 2014

The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.
– Eddie Vedder,
Lead Singer, Pearl Jam,
who was born on this day, 1964
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Poem of the Day:
Christmas Trees
by Robert Frost
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Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions
By Rachel Held Evans
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The Wake Up Call – December 23, 2014

This is what a family is all about – one another, sitting around the table at night. And it’s very, very important, I think, for the kid to spend time not only around the table eating with their parents, but in the kitchen.”
– Jacques Pepin,
French Chef,
who was born on this day, 1935

 
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Poem of the Day:
Christmas Poem
by G.K. Chesterton
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*** G.K. Chesterton on Santa Claus

 
 

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Annie Dillard

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N.T. Wright

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The Wake Up Call – December 18, 2014