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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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“Declaring our independence” with the Bible

  This is a wonderful time of year in the United States – a time to celebrate the signing of that magnificent document of freedom, the Declaration of Independence.  Written by Thomas Jefferson, it was signed by brilliant minds such … Continue reading

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What are you looking at?

One day while reading in the living room of the retirement home where she lived, Mildred glimpsed a woman on the opposite side of the room.  She thought about waving or saying good morning, but decided against making the effort … Continue reading

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The importance of compassion in healthcare

Early in my spiritual healing practice I went to visit a homeless man who was living temporarily in a motel. He was suffering from extreme mental distress and intense fear.  I talked to him for a while, sharing ideas I hoped … Continue reading

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Praying for our troops

Memorial Day gives us the opportunity to remember those who have served this country in the armed forces and those who are currently serving.  While many of us fly our flags and have tears in our eyes when soldiers come … Continue reading

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Learn to detox negative feelings

This piece was published in the Naperville Sun print edition and The Chicago Tribune online edition.  Thanks for the publishing!  Here is the link:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-mitchinson-column-st-0514-20170512-story.html      More and more individuals are considering detoxing and cleansing their bodies of impurities for … Continue reading

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