Garage Sale

Call me odd [it won’t be the first time I have been so labeled], but I do not like garage sales [the foul weather version of yard sales]: I don’t like going to them and I especially do not like hosting them although from time to time I have been

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Warning – Prayer Ahead

I remember well my time on the south coast of Newfoundland when I was but a young [and very inexperienced] priest. I sometimes wonder how the good people of the island to which I was assigned survived under my pastoral ministrations [a testimony of their strength and perseverance I am

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Who, me?

Here is a great story by Billy D. Strayhorn, shared through Sermons.com. that makes a point with which I think we could all identify. He writes, “Unfortunately, most of us act like the out-of shape, overweight man who decided to take up tennis. He took lessons from a pro. He

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A Necessary Event

  I am actually a reasonably serene individual, that is to say, I don’t get agitated or annoyed by very much very often. That being said, there are a few things, little things, that understandably and rightfully get under my skin whenever encountered. For example, why is it that the

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Concerning the Trinity

Even the best concordance will not help find the word in Holy Scripture and the simple [and honest] reason is that it is not there. As a matter of fact the word, though it may have had a prior history of being shared in Christian conversation, does not appear in

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Life in the Spirit

  There is something quite natural about keeping your distance from the supernatural. Anyone who has even a cursory acquaintance with the Old Testament knows what happens when you let your guard down and let God, in any one of His various manifestations, get too close. Abraham had to leave

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The Travel Question

  In my pre-parenting days, I used to think it was a fabrication, a fictitious tale passed on from generation to generation that had become part of the adult perspective on children’s behavior, and a humorous perspective at that. It was designed to amuse. I never for one moment actually

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On Being A Smart Sheep

This article comes from the Darwin Awards. “On June 30, 2002, 18-year-old Daniel was vacationing with his family when he met up with three young women on a Hawaiian beach. Perhaps the company of the women addled his brain but half an hour after meeting them, he was frolicking in

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