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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

It happened.  After reading the many faith-based blog and Facebook posts that have gone up about the legalization of gay marriage, I was convinced it wouldn’t happen.  But it did. The sun came up this morning. Imagine.  The world is … Continue reading

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Are You Fighting a Losing Battle?

There’s an interesting item in the news today.  TMZ has gotten its hands on some court documents that reveal how much Mariah Carey spends to get ready for a photo shoot.  I hope you’re sitting down. Stylist — $65,391 Hair … Continue reading

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Hope For Parents From a Two-Legged Dog

Gilda Radner was a well-known comedienne who died of cancer a few years ago. Before she died (and while she was sick) she wrote a book called, It’s Always Something.  In that book she shared the following story: When I was little, … Continue reading

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Overflowing With Hope

There’s a lot going on in the world, but I find that I’m not watching the news as much as I used to.  I still keep myself informed, but I don’t sit in front of the television for long periods of … Continue reading

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It’s A Different World

On Saturday I took my seven-year-old granddaughter to a movie.  We saw The Croods while eating Junior Mints and sipping Hi-C fruit punch.  The most memorable part of the experience, however, was a conversation we had on the way to the … Continue reading

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God’s Answer to the Boston Terror Attacks

At a time like this we might wonder what message God has for us. First, I think he would want us to meditate on Psalm 91.  It begins, “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find … Continue reading

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Of Bullets and First Grade

First grade isn’t what it used to be. My 6-year-old granddaughter was at our house the other night.  Like many first graders, she talks a mile a minute, often dipping and darting in and out of first one subject and then another.  I grab … Continue reading

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Religion By Rules

The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, otherwise known as Vatican II, convened on October 11, 1962.  Over the next three years the council met four times and produced a series of changes that would affect the way Catholics lived … Continue reading

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One Year Ago Today

One year ago today we were looking ahead to the arrival of a new year, wondering what 2012 would bring.  Well, it brought plenty: A hurricane named “Isaac” that pummeled the Gulf coast, leaving $1 billion in damages behind. A hurricane named … Continue reading

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The Movie Massacre

As I write these words the entire country is trying to process what happened last night at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.  I’ll not mention the stats because they seem to be changing by the hour.  Suffice to say, … Continue reading

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