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Humility Keeps Us Real

Photo by Kyle Johnson (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week I’m always surprised by the number of attractive, scantily-clad young women who want to be my friends on Facebook—clearly due to my sparkling personality and rugged good looks. Then I see … Continue reading

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The Dawn From on High

Photo credit: Fenced Ranch at Sunrise On this date 45 years ago a sunrise like no other broke upon me. From that time forth I began to learn who I really was, why I was here, and where–or rather to Whom–I … Continue reading

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How My Life of Happy Materialism Came to an End

Photo by Brandon Green (unsplash.com) When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. London was so … Continue reading

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Be the Miracle

Phillips Brooks, 1835-1893, was an esteemed clergyman, now best-remembered for composing the lyrics to the hymn ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Perhaps God’s most remarkable accomplishment is not that He can work miracles, but that He can work them through … Continue reading

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My Life of Happy Materialism in London

Photo by Joshua Chandler When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My first real day … Continue reading

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No Room for Death

              “Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”                ~Clarence W. Hall “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Comin’! But meanwhile…

“Just as when we were children, we were afraid to be alone in the dark and could only be assured by the presence of someone who loved us. Well this is exactly what happened on Holy Saturday, the voice of … Continue reading

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Hope Springs…

Hope doesn’t float, nope, it springs. Around this time every year God reminds us he hasn’t given up on us yet. “Hope springs eternal in the human breast Man never is, but always to be blest The soul, uneasy, and … Continue reading

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My 45th Spiritual Birthday

I walked into a church for the first time in my life on Easter morning 45 years ago. I’d never before heard the words “He is risen” or the traditional response “He is risen indeed!” much less said them. But … Continue reading

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Be Still My Soul

Thought for the Week A Guest Blog by Lavish Mercy Sister Renee Yann (Religious Sisters of Mercy), D.Min, creator of the blog site Lavish Mercy, is a writer, speaker, teacher on the subjects of spirituality, social justice and ethical business … Continue reading

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