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I’ve been sitting with my lack of knowledge a lot lately, inspired in part by conversations with Rev. William Ashton, ADF’s newest ordained priest (and someone I’m coming to call a friend, which is pretty neat). There’s just a lot I don’t know, and as someone who is obsessively academic (especially in school-type situations) this […]

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From Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary: Fertility: The quality or state of being fertile. Fertile:1  a : producing or bearing fruit in great quantities : productive b : characterized by great resourcefulness of thought or imagination : inventive <a fertile mind> 2  a (1) : capable of sustaining abundant plant growth <fertile soil> (2) : affording abundant possibilities […]

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From Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary: Moderate: 1 a : avoiding extremes of behavior or expression : observing reasonable limits <a moderate drinker> b : calm, temperate 2 a : tending toward the mean or average amount or dimension b : having average or less than average quality : mediocre 3 : professing or characterized by political or […]

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From Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary: Hospitality: : hospitable treatment, reception, or disposition Hospitable: 1 a : given to generous and cordial reception of guests b : promising or suggesting generous and cordial welcome c : offering a pleasant or sustaining environment 2 : readily receptive : open <hospitable to new ideas> From Our Own Druidry (83) Acting […]

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From Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary:  : continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness From Our Own Druidry (82) Drive; the motivation to pursue goals even when that pursuit becomes difficult This is a virtue that I struggle with sometimes. Many […]

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From Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary: 1 : firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : incorruptibility 2 : an unimpaired condition : soundness 3 : the quality or state of being complete or undivided : completeness From Our Own Druidry (82) Honor; being trustworthy to oneself and to others, involving oathkeeping, honesty, fairness, […]

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From Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary: : mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty From Our Own Druidry (82) The ability to act appropriately in the face of danger. Courage, as a religious virtue, I see as being tied up in the idiom to have the “courage of one’s convictions” – to […]

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From Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary: VISION 1 a : something seen in a dream, trance, or ecstasy; especially : a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelation b : a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination c : a manifestation to the senses of something immaterial <look, not at visions, but at realities — Edith Wharton> […]

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From Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary: 1 : the quality or state of being pious: as a : fidelity to natural obligations (as to parents) b : dutifulness in religion : devoutness 2: an act inspired by piety 3: a conventional belief or standard : orthodoxy From Our Own Druidry (82) Piety: Correct observance of ritual and societal traditions; […]

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From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Wisdom: 1: a : accumulated philosophic or scientific learning : knowledge b : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insight c : good sense : judgment d : generally accepted belief <challenges what has become accepted wisdom among many historians — Robert Darnton> 2: a wise attitude, belief, or […]

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