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Grateful Giving — It’s Not from Mars

I recently read a book about an astronaut who was stranded on Mars. In between working out creative ways to survive until the next mission would arrive and calculating how long he had before he might starve, with nothing but time on his hands, he entered his thoughts in a journal. Ever hopeful, ever positive,…

Coping With The Holidays

You now face the holidays and someone you love has passed away. The following suggestions may help you cope. Change Traditions – Have holiday meals and get-togethers at a different house or a different time this year. The more you try to make it the same as it was before, the more obvious our loved…

A New Beginning Through Cursillo

I found a new beginning through Cursillo. It was Thursday night, September 9, 2010.  It was a night I had looked forward to for several years.  Yet the date and time of this evening was not to be of my choice.  It was Sandi’s special date and time.  However, she had no idea of the magic…

On first visiting Canterbury Cathedral

“A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing….” Hymn 688, The Hymnal, 1982 It has been many years now since I first saw Canterbury Cathedral, but the feeling I had when I first came upon the building has ever remained with me.  A feeling of something more than I could grasp, of awe,…

Driving to Masada Israel

Four years ago, I traveled to a land I had always yearned to visit – Israel, the Holy Land. As I was flying in to Haifa from Istanbul, Turkey, I looked out my window at the land below, and it was absolutely thrilling to know that I would be on Israeli soil within the hour. …

God’s Sovereign Protection

God protects us.  God provides for us.  God leads us and directs our path. I knew that.  However, I had the opportunity to experience that as I journeyed home from China some few years ago. As the plane took off from Tokyo on the return trip from Beijing, China, to Detroit, USA, I felt that…