Religion

St. Francis leaves the garden for the battlefield

May 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

How many of you know about St. Francis of Assisi? He lived over 800 years ago. Today, you may recognize his image in the form of garden statuary. This symbolizes Francis’ love of God’s good creation.However, I suspect that far fewer of us k...

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A week unlike any other (I hope)

May 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

Let me ask you this: have you ever had “one of those days?” I know I have; I’m going through one of those weeks right now. I would love to tell you that people of faith are able to just sail through any difficulties they might encounter, bu...

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Smells and sounds of addiction in darkness

May 03, 2019 at 3:00 am

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” - Psalm 23:4Jeanne, Benjamin and I went to the movie theater a while back. We decided to go to...

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Some routines are better than others

April 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

We all have our routines. As the day begins, we rise to complete morning rituals. This may be expressed as a synchronized dance. Every move may have been imprinted to memory.While I do have a typical morning routine, what follows may vary. ...

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Sweeteners, creamers and righteous coffee

April 19, 2019 at 3:00 am

A few months ago, I met a person who owns a small coffee company. He took great pleasure in telling me about his products. He painted for me a wonderful picture of exotic locales where the coffee beans are grown and artfully engaged my imag...

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Paraphrasing Jesus: ‘I am the lemonade maker’

April 12, 2019 at 3:00 am

An adage is a short, clever saying. It conveys a unique perspective of truth and has the power to captivate, so much so that it may be committed to memory by the masses. An especially witty adage is given approval, through frequent use, and...

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Do our lives follow a script?

April 05, 2019 at 3:00 am

Recently, I watched a television program that piqued my interest. The central character reflected upon a string of tragic events in her life. She said, “I never realized that I’d chosen it.” The line was delivered sarcastically. From quite ...

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Silent acts that may be golden

March 22, 2019 at 3:00 am

Have you ever heard the saying, “some things are best left unsaid?”Does this apply to you? Are there certain things that you keep to yourself? Perhaps you share some sensitive things, but only within a small circle of trusted, like-minded f...

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A funny thing happened on the way to spring

March 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

Do you remember what it was like a few months ago? Almost everyone I met was saying that it looked like we were going to have a mild winter. Some were talking about planting their garden earlier than expected. Others were thinking about com...

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Religious buzzwords and their application

March 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is something called “original sin.” One belief about original sin is that it is a direct result of Adam and Eve’s disobedience. Thus, because of their actions, from that point on, all people have had a like “hereditary malady” that pr...

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