Author Archives: James Browning

About James Browning

A seeker working to grow each day and be a better version of my self. Through sharing I commit myself deeper to my ideals and beliefs.

But For the Grace of God

My memory of that afternoon awakens thoughts of a sunny fall day.  Back in time a dozen years it was one of those in-between days of not cold yet, but not warm either.  Balanced between extremes that Saturday was one … Continue reading

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Slivers of Insight

“Eyes in the back of the head” always seemed like a nonsensical statement that grownup’s sometimes claimed to have when I was young. Outside of being a figure of speech the phrase never had any particular meaning to me, at least … Continue reading

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With Our Thoughts

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him; if a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him; like a … Continue reading

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Love Letter To Someone I Don’t Know & Never Met

Today offered the opportunity to stroll back through some of the blogs I’ve written over the last four years. While pure fantasy and fiction, this one is a favorite and was originally posted on August 12, 2011. It’s filled with … Continue reading

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Letter to a Heartbroken Friend

Re-posted again for yet another friend nursing a broken heart… To a dear heartbroken friend: Don’t worry about the future. It will unfold as it does, unaffected by your thought and worry. What is to be will not be swayed … Continue reading

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You Have To…

First posted on Good Morning Gratitude on July 3, 2014 Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have … Continue reading

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Unrestrained Innocence

First posted on August 27, 2013 When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave … Continue reading

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Improved Means to an Unimproved End

First posted June 30, 2012 Living in a country where I have been programmed to consume, it’s difficult not to indulge to or even past the point of what I can afford. Things have not always been so in this … Continue reading

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I am Nobody but Myself

  Originally posted November 29, 2011 I am all the ages I’ve ever been. Anne Lamott I love that quote!  It is insightful and true. I am still the little 3 1/2 year-old boy who sneaked his father’s pocket knife and when … Continue reading

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How You Play The Game

(Originally posted on July 18, 2012) Being an ambitious and driven person it has been results I’ve focused on most for the majority of my life. I suppose that will never completely change. However in recent years I’ve learned to … Continue reading

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