Open Eyes, Open Mind: a weekly reflective (2012; issue 1)

Welcome to the first official issue of 2012. If you’re new to Open Eyes, Open Mind, check below the fold for a short description of what you’ll find here.

Some weeks in our lives have themes and this week’s theme is the start of a new year. A lot of us spend time at the beginning of the year reflecting on the previous year and considering the possibilities of the coming year. A number of the resources found in this week’s reflective point in these directions. Feel free to leave any thoughts, comments, or conversations.

For the past few months I’ve toyed with the idea of collating the best of what I see each week. I really enjoy sharing resources and regularly post links, quotes, and thoughts on my Facebook and Twitter accounts. But I’ve been thinking that perhaps it would be good to collect the best of those each week into a post that my friends could take a look at as they please. With that in mind, “open eyes, open mind” was born.

I’m convinced that there’s that of God all around us…ideas that provoke and prod, bring joy and hope, and spur us onward. So I’m going to try sharing things that have made me think, laugh, cry or consider over the past week each Friday (or Saturday) here on my blog. It’ll be a downloadable PDF with live links to each item. All I ask is that if something causes you to pause, smile, reflect, or reconsider that you leave a comment, thought or question so that we might engage in conversation. Here’s the second one, the first official issue of 2012. Enjoy!

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