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Hi!I'm trying to submit an article, but I'm getting too frustrated! the article NEEDS several tables - a simple enough editing task in Word, but IMPOSSIBLE in this on-line editor! I don't know enough…Continue

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Tess Pender replied to Kathy Custren's discussion 'Article "Abstracts" (Descriptions) & More!'
"Hi, Kathy! I hate to be so dense, but I find I'm really having trouble discerning what to put in an abstract1 I clearly is not part of my article, but is an attempt to summarize the article. Mine end up feeling short and pretty useless! Can you…"
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Three Keys to Choosing a Spiritual Path

Ministers in New Age Spiritual Centers are familiar with the visits of “seekers” – people who spend their weekends visiting Churches and enters, looking for the perfect teacher, the right teaching, the best spiritual practice. They won’t “settle” for just any place, but relentlessly travel and do comparison shopping among all the spiritual goods on display. Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist teacher, wrote:Spiritual transformation is a profound process that doesn’t happen by accident. We need a…See More
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What Shall We Tell the Children?

Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States!What should we tell our children about this?Members of the ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Anonymous 12-Step program spend much of their meeting time talking about their lifelong fight to discern reality; to discover the truth underlying all the “white lies” they were fed as children:  Mommy’s tired and that’s why she’s sleeping; Daddy hit you because you are bad.  Reclaiming reality is an important part of recovery, even when…See More
May 13
Tess Pender commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'What Are the Qualities of God?'
"J hoe people enjoy it!  I chose a "god without qualities:" years ago, and I find it most interesting!  "
May 11
Kathy Custren commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'What Are the Qualities of God?'
"Hi, Tess - well, this sure ought to prompt a lot of readers to think. It's being forwarded for use in a future edition, with our thanks ~Blessings! "
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Tess Pender posted an Article

What Are the Qualities of God?

Is God male or female?Is God good or evil?Is God judgmental or accepting?If there is an answer to any of these questions, then God is “with qualities” – that is, God is a Being with qualities, just like any other being on earth. This God – one “with qualities” is very comforting. One can find pictures of this God, tell stories of God’s wrath or forgiveness, and in general, can relate to God like one relates to any famous entity. Like us, God gets dressed in the morning, controls His temper (or…See More
May 3
Tess Pender commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'A Year Celebrating with Pagans!'
"Thanks, Regina!"
May 3
Regina Chouza commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'A Year Celebrating with Pagans!'
"Hi Tess, We are ok with leaving it in as there is sufficient evidence that jesus wasnt born in December and just modifying it slightly so that the article references the "theory" that he was born in October and not the "fact" I…"
May 3
Tess Pender commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'A Year Celebrating with Pagans!'
"Not likely when I visualize the chart - I'd rather edit out the reference, since I cannot find a reference to support it."
May 3
Regina Chouza commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'A Year Celebrating with Pagans!'
"Hmmmm interesting! He might have had a lot of planets in Libra LOL "
May 2
Tess Pender commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'A Year Celebrating with Pagans!'
"the idea that Jesus was born in October comes from my background in astrology (so long ago I can't remember where I first heard it!) Jesus' personality fits a Libra, NOT an Aires or Pisces, which is what March/April would make him. I…"
May 2
Tess Pender replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'HELP! PLEASE! I'm tearing out my hair!'
"Thanks! I created my tables as JPEG files, and that is working - though it severely reduced the word count! Thanks for your help!"
May 2
Regina Chouza replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'HELP! PLEASE! I'm tearing out my hair!'
"How about emailing it to one of the editors in Word and submitting it through that way? =)"
May 1
Regina Chouza commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'A Year Celebrating with Pagans!'
"ps ....Just curious, but where did you hear that Jesus was most likely born in October? I believe historical census data from early roman times puts it sometime in March or April... Thanks! "
May 1

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Tess Pender is an Ordained Interfaith Minister. Her spiritual practice began when she attended Native American Sweat Lodges under the guidance of a Medicine Women, and continued with a series of Vision Quests. She led the Teen Spiritual Education Program for four years at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in Santa Clara, Ca. She practices various Earth-Centered Spiritual systems, and co-founded two Wicca-inspired groups, one female and one co-ed.
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Three Keys to Choosing a Spiritual Path

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 3:55pm 0 Comments

Ministers in New Age Spiritual Centers are familiar with the visits of “seekers” – people who spend their weekends visiting Churches and enters, looking for the perfect teacher, the right teaching, the best spiritual practice. They won’t “settle” for just any place, but relentlessly travel and do comparison shopping among all the spiritual goods on display. Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist teacher, wrote:

Spiritual transformation is a profound process that doesn’t happen by…
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What Shall We Tell the Children?

Posted on May 13, 2017 at 11:58pm 0 Comments

Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States!



What should we tell our children about this?



Members of the ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Anonymous 12-Step program spend much of their meeting time talking about their lifelong fight to discern reality; to discover the truth underlying all the “white lies” they were fed as…

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What Are the Qualities of God?

Posted on May 3, 2017 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

Is God male or female?

Is God good or evil?

Is God judgmental or accepting?

If there is an answer to any of these questions, then God is “with qualities” – that is, God is a Being with qualities, just like any other being on earth. This God – one “with qualities” is very comforting. One can find pictures of this God, tell stories of God’s wrath or forgiveness, and in general, can relate to God like one relates to any famous entity. Like us, God gets dressed in the…

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A Year Celebrating with Pagans!

Posted on April 28, 2017 at 3:58pm 7 Comments

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Describes the Pagan "cycle of the year". Explores how Christianity adapted and continued the ancient holy days, covering them with Christian symbolism. Discusses how these holidays were observed in Pagan times.

ARTICLE Our calendar of holidays is derived from a long history of Pagan Holy Days, celebrating the movement of the Earth around the sun every year. In the USA, many holidays were given a thin veneer of Christian folklore to cover and hide the original,…

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