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Hope in the midst of disaster

The hurricanes that resulted in devastation in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean Islands, have also brought out the best in mankind – as millions of dollars are being raised and first responders are performing heroic acts beyond measure. As we … Continue reading

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How do you worship God?

People all over the world worship God in many different ways.  For many of us, worship includes maintaining a consistent awareness of God’s presence and love, and having an impact on the world by living from that basis.  It includes … Continue reading

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Football and God’s defensive line of protection

         Fall is coming, and for many of us, 16 weeks of wonderful competition (plus the playoffs) are about to begin — the NFL football season is almost here!            Why is it that so many of … Continue reading

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Giving others the respect they deserve

A recent post in the Io Triumphe!, the alumnae magazine of Albion College (my wife’s alma mater), highlighted an effort by 75 student athletes to promote respect despite differences among students.  Some of their social media posts quoted here showed … Continue reading

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A way out of crime

This piece originally appeared in the Daily Herald.  Here is the link: http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20170629/a-way-out-of-crime Good news for New York can be good news for Illinois.  New York City has achieved one of the lowest crime rates the metropolis has ever seen. … Continue reading

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Loving Jesus

I love Jesus.  When I think of the blessings that have been brought into my life as a result of his teachings and experience, I am filled with awe.  Jesus is a voice for the ages, no matter who we are.  The Christ, … Continue reading

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Prayer as healthcare?

I recently had a conversation with someone about health care.  When I told him that I was a Christian Scientist and depended upon prayer for the cure of illness, he mentioned that he felt Christian Science was “out there.”  He … Continue reading

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Deck the halls with love and forgiveness

I love Christmas.  Like so many other people, I enjoy immensely the illuminated decorations, the beautiful Christmas carols, and sending cards to friends and relatives. And although many of us are preparing for days of family-gathering and gift-giving, let’s not … Continue reading

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How would you define God?

Last year The Huffington Post asked its readers to define God in one word.  Their top ten responses were: 10) Omnipotent; 9) Fiction; 8) Nonexistent; 7) Almighty; 6) Imaginary; 5) Amazing; 4) Creator; 3) Awesome; 2) Everything and 1) Love. … 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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