How Does God Deal with Our Choices for Evil?

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When a child dies, a well-intentioned friend sometimes offers comfort to the grieving parents with, “God needed your child in heaven.” A natural disaster, or strange misfortune is greeted with, “There must have been a reason.” The Bible story of Joseph, the favored child, is often cited as the basis … Continue reading

Today’s Faith: A Tip for Lasting Energy

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Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place,  where he prayed. (Matthew 1:35) As we tear around every day caring for others, fulfilling our responsibilities, we often forget to nurture our own souls. In her book, “Glimpses of Grace,” Madeline … Continue reading

“Spread Your Tiny Wings and Fly Away”

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Canada has a multitude of “snowbirds”, Canadians, who fly off to sunny warm southern United States cities and towns. I have heard stories of the joy of exchanging our frigid Canadian winter with its snow shoveling and cumbersome coats and boots, for sun drenched beaches and daily games of golf. … Continue reading

How do I prepare for Christmas?

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December is nearly here. This year I have been blessed with five different opportunities to tell Christmas stories. Now that many of our grandchildren are teenagers, the emphasis on gifts has receded into the background. Today, many people don’t know the Christian Christmas story. Without the religious celebration and the … Continue reading