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Feather Pecking

Feather Pecking

There was a definite pecking order among chickens. Some chickens ran around puffing out their chests and were lording it over the other chickens and plucking their tail feathers…

Two Worlds

Two Worlds

I went to see a friend the other day. I passed through two sets of polished doors and ascended the building in a gleaming elevator to get to his office. A receptionist offered me a cup of gourmet coffee before ushering me into a spacious conference room, where personal mementos, souvenirs from world travels, and numerous awards competed for space on teak shelves.

Starting All Over Again

Starting All Over Again

As she shared her life story, she did so with cheerfulness and without complaint. She had assessed her options, redirected her plans, and started over from scratch. I am sure that cheerfulness and patience was hard-earned, and I expressed my appreciation to her, which brought a smile to her face.

Being Alone with God

Being Alone with God

Solitude begins with a time and a place for God, and God alone. If we really believe not only that God exists but also that God is actively present in our lives—healing, teaching and guiding—we need to set aside a time and space to give God our undivided attention.—Henri J.M. Nouwen

The Sun Always Shines Above the Clouds

The Sun Always Shines Above the Clouds

As far back as I can remember, I didn’t like cloudy days, especially in wintertime. They seemed endless and without hope, chilling both body and soul. Still, they are a part of life, so I decided to learn to like them.

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.—Psalm 19:1 (NIV) * For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature.—Romans 1:20 (NLT) * Earth’s crammed with heaven, […]

Destined To Win

Destined To Win

Why resign myself to what are really petty problems when there’s a world to set free, starting with me? I’m resigned and destined to win! By Marie Bojoly: The other day a bumper sticker caught my attention. Resigned Alcoholic. It was meant as a joke, I’m sure, and it got a smile out of me, […]

The Rose of Sharon

The Rose of Sharon

I was sure that greater minds than Martin’s had contemplated the Holy Trinity and run into the same problem, but at the moment I really preferred to stick to multiplication. “Martin, we’re in math class. We can talk about that later.” “It is a math problem,” Martin replied. “Three is not the same as one!” By Jess […]

What’s Important in Life?

What’s Important in Life?

  By Akiyo Matsuoka: “I’ve been so busy with life that I haven’t had time to think,” a terminally ill woman in her forties told me when I visited her at a hospice. “I realized while lying here that I barely know my husband, my children, or my mother-in-law, who also lives with us. I’ve […]

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