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Family Times

We are entering the time of year when special events seem centered around families. Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, graduations and family reunions are times when families come together. Hopefully the gathering is celebratory. Unfortunately, family gatherings are not always happy times.  If the family is defined by legalities and genetics only, there is a chance […]

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Hidden Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Hunts are part of the traditions surrounding Easter that don’t make sense to me.  Rabbits don’t lay eggs or eat them.  So why an Easter bunny?  And why not just give them as gifts instead of hiding them? Like most traditions, hiding Easter eggs is symbolic, not logical.  Like most symbolic actions the […]

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The Supreme Being

The Ancient Alien The Absent Deity The Chess Master The Ultimate Source There are so many ways that we human beings have tried to identify and describe the Supreme Being.  Generally we ascribe a singularity to this Supreme Being.  We also attribute the origin of all that exists in the material world to this Being.  […]

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Spiritual Growth During Lent

2018 has some strange calendar events.  January gave us blue super moons with a total eclipse during the second one.  Then the church and secular calendars give us Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday on the same day.  Later April Fools Day and Easter fall on the same day.  And that is just the first hundred […]

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Imperfect Resolutions

Military leaders and athletic coaches know that it is necessary to plan carefully and be fully prepared.  They also know that once the action starts the plans will have to be changed.  No plan will ever work to perfection. Somehow when we make our resolutions we expect a different reality than leaders and coaches experience.  […]

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Keeping Christ in Christmas

Are you prepared to hear about the “war on Christmas”? I am sure it will be talked about by some people.  What may be talked about can be as varied as the design on the Starbucks coffee cups to the positioning of nativity scenes in public places. What those who make a lot of noise about […]

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