Category Archives: Religion/Faith

Reflection of Light – Look, See, Pray

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Not every experience, photograph or person has to be outstandingly dynamic. Ordinary is good. We have become addicted to the buzz of adrenaline. Bigger, better, faster, louder, brighter- and usually more expensive to us…

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The Revolution to End All Revolutions

“Love your enemies.” Outrageous! No one had ever dared propose such a thing before. It’s called grace, unmerited favor toward those who don’t deserve it (which is everyone, by the way). And it’s at the very the core of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Small Things

“It’s a small thing, but people who consistently express gratitude develop a higher level of awareness for all the things in their lives they have to be grateful for.” ~Richie Norton “The Lord likes small things best, especially those done … Continue reading

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Good Gifts

Early in the book version of Peter Pan, Wendy’s father is jealous of the family’s beloved dog Nana. He plays a mean-spirited prank on her. And then when the children are dismayed, he complains bitterly, “Much good it is my … Continue reading

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How Big Is Your Dream?

Photo by Juuso Oikarinen “For behold, I am creating a new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they even come to mind.” ~Isaiah 65:17 “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, … Continue reading

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Allow Me to Introduce You to…

If someone you love, someone you know to be kind, loving and wise, is the subject of virulent lies and rumors, the best way to fix the problem is not to defend them over and over again. It’s to introduce … Continue reading

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A Renewed Spirit

Some years ago, my prayer life and in many ways my life-life, has grown stale. I wasn’t a seeker; I knew the truth, but I wasn’t resting in it, rejoicing in it, growing in it. So I began memorizing, meditating … Continue reading

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Perfect Peace

There’s a wise and ancient recipe: Desire nothing and you shall have peace Wise, yes And simple too But incomplete Here’s how to complete it: Desire nothing but God and you shall have everything. θ Today is Pentecost Sunday, commemorating … Continue reading

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Time to Walk on the Water

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Trusting God

Serena et Eterna (photo by Zu Sanchez) We live in an uncertain era. In times like this I’m tempted to shout, “Why, Lord?” But then I think of our little cat Misha’s reaction after we’ve give her yet another dreaded … Continue reading

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