Author Archives: Barbara Falconer Newhall

God Is Big: How Facebook Helped Jana Riess Grieve

Is it true that Facebook has a policy of shutting down a FB account when the owner dies — much to the distress of friends and family members who continue to visit the site.

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Wrestling With the Bible: Is God Inspecting My Thoughts?

Does God judge our thoughts?

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Wrestling With the Bible: Is God Just Trying to Keep Us in the Game?

God is a lot like my son Peter.

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Wrestling with the Bible: A Leper I Admire

Accepting a gift isn’t easy for me, whether the gift be one of love, friendship or healing. For me, pride gets in the way.

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Finding Holy: Why Meditate — When I Could Be Sweeping the Garage?

spent rhododendron blossoms turning brown. Photo by BF Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I’ve tried meditating only a few times – a very few times. I’m well read on the subject, however. Indeed, I’ve spent way more time reading about meditation than I’ve spent doing it. Why would I want to just sit there observing my mind, I reason, when I could be outdoors [...]

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