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Treasuring Religious Freedom

President Obama has declared January 16, 2017, to be Religious Freedom Day.  This day marks the anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom – a statute that its author, Thomas Jefferson, was extremely proud … Continue reading

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After the election

The election is over.  Some are happy, some are not. It would seem as if closing the political divisiveness in this nation would be like moving mountains. Election night, I couldn’t help but think of these words from President Abraham … Continue reading

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Anger – you’re busted!

When someone criticizes you, do you hold back or do you “let them have it” –in a barrage of emotion and harsh words? Annie Hinchliff, a chartered psychologist working in anger management has stated, “Anger can have a deleterious effect … Continue reading

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Celebrating nursing

This first appeared in The Chicago Tribune Community Section.  Here is the link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-celebrating-nursing-2016-05-02-story.html Have you ever thought of a nurse as “a person strong enough to tolerate everything and soft enough to understand everyone”?  According to nurseslabs.com, that is … Continue reading

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Renovating our lives

This was originally published in the Chicago Tribune Community Section here is the link: One of my favorite television programs is “Flip or Flop” on the HGTV network.  It stars married couple Tarek and Christina El Moussa.  They purchase homes … Continue reading

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Easter – it’s more than bunnies and baskets

                                                                    Picture ©Glowimages “Here comes Peter Cottontail, … Continue reading

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Treating patients with respect and dignity

This article first appeared in the Daily Herald:      Rev. James Christian, Vice President of Mission and Spiritual Care at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, advocates strongly for patients’ spiritual needs. “Being in the hospital can take its … Continue reading

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Silent night, but not lonely night

This first appeared in the Chicago Tribune, community section.  Here is the link:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-silent-night-but-not-lonely-night-2015-12-18-story.html      Christmas can be such a joyous time of year – full of school programs, carol sings, and family events.  Homes are beautifully decorated with Christmas trees … Continue reading

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What to you do in an emergency?

This post was published earlier this month in the Chicago Tribune.  Thanks for the publishing!  Here is the link: What do you do in an emergency?  Probably call 9-1-1.  According to the National Emergency Number Association, an estimated 240 million calls … Continue reading

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The Bible: a health book?

  I recently found a list of 20 “must-read” books on fitness, health and happiness.  Mentioned were books on cooking, yoga and even a celebrity-written memoir. My favorite must-read book on health (not to mention happiness) wasn’t on the list … Continue reading

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