Bill Johnson

A collection of spiritual reminders, reflections on going "beyond churchianity" and simple Sunday sermons

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Death

Notice

Notice (by Steve Kowit) This evening, the sturdy Levi’s I wore every day for over a year & which seemed to the end in perfect condition, suddenly tore. How or why I don’t know, but there it was: a big… Continue Reading →

Break the Mold

Break the Mold. For God’s sake and your own, break the mold. Terry’s song by Bruce Springsteen is a song I sent to my friend on his birthday. Why? Becuase he breaks the mold by simply being his unique self…. Continue Reading →

What Will Matter?

What Will Matter? (by Michael Josephson) Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to… Continue Reading →

Life in Reverse

Life in Reverse by George Carlin “The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A… Continue Reading →

If You Knew

If You Knew (by Ellen Bass) What if you knew you’d be the last to touch someone? If you were taking tickets, for example, at the theater, tearing them, giving back the ragged stubs, you might take care to touch… Continue Reading →

The Parable of the Twins

The Parable of the Twins – For a unique perspective on death as “life after life.” Once upon a time, a set of twins were conceived in the same womb. Weeks passed, and the twins developed. As their awareness grew,… Continue Reading →

Carpe Diem

A wonderful scene in the movie Dead Poet's Society.  "If you lean in you can hear their legacy - Carpe... carpe diem - Seize the day boys...Make your lives extraordinary."

"Gather ...

Your Life in Jelly Beans

What?!  Your life in jelly beans!  Perhaps this would be better to post on Easter instead - you know, with all the jellybeans?  But, it's Halloween today and I'm tying to tie together some though...

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