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Google Doodles – SBNR Daily 2-28-11

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The Politically Correct Commandments, A ‘Blasphemous’ Portrait of Jesus, ‘Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer’…

Google Doodles – SBNR Daily 2-28-11

Today’s Goodness: Here is another fun one from Google: Google Doodles. As you may already be aware Google regularly changes their logo for special holidays and events, such as Halloween and the Olympics. But, did you know that there is a place where you can go check out all of the past Google Doodles, the history on how they got started, and more info on the doodle designers?

Have fun visiting Google Doodles.

Start your day the cheerful way! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Teaching:

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“Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”

From: The Four Agreements
By Don Miguel Ruiz


Today’s Meditation:

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8 Bit Trip – A really fun stop motion short that took 1500 hours of moving legobricks and taking photos of them.


Spirituality Posts:

1. Eric Gates: Spiritual, But Not Religious
“This is a common phrase which has been uttered repeatedly in the recovery community and in American society as well in the recent years. If one is paying attention, it might be heard being said in the workplace, the local hangout, dating scenes, and in families themselves.”

2. Tom Gerdy: The Ten Politically Correct Commandments
“I have always believed that there is a God, but I am not sure that God had this vision of formal religions in mind as he looked over us. I venture a guess the direction that formal religion often heads is one of God’s disappointments.”

3. John Blake: John Dominic Crossan’s ‘Blasphemous’ Portrait of Jesus
“Crossan says Jesus was an exploited “peasant with an attitude” who didn’t perform many miracles, physically rise from the dead or die as punishment for humanity’s sins. Jesus was extraordinary because of how he lived, not died, says Crossan…”


Top Spirituality News:

1. CNN: ‘Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer,’ Site Urges
“Could you pray for people who planned bombings, carried out shootings and terrorized civilians? A movement in the U.S. is asking Christians to do just that. At atfp.org, Christians are asked to “adopt a terrorist for prayer.”

2. The New York Times: Village Miracle’s Glow Dims Under an Ex-Spy’s Glare
“A year ago, a family living in this village in the middle of a marsh in the south of Russia revealed what they called a miracle: On the skin of their newborn boy, entire verses from the Koran were appearing, lingering for a few days, and then vanishing.”

3. CBS: 103-Year-Old Nun Attributes Long Life To Happiness
“So what’s the secret to living over 100 years? As she celebrated her 103rd birthday, Sister Cecilia Adorni attributed her long life not to a healthy diet or clean living, but rather to attitude. “I think that’s one of the best things in life is to be happy and to be cheerful, and people see you being happy and cheerful, and they become happy and cheerful,” she said.”

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