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Happy Independence Day! 1776 was a significant year – thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England which later led to the formation of the United Sates. Each Fourth of July, we … more
The word “providence” comes from Latin “pro” (ahead) and “videre” (to see). Literally, to see ahead or to have knowledge of the future.  According to Martin Luther, Divine … more
Every year as the calendar turns from May to June, I think of David, a long-ago neighbor of mine. David was old enough to be my father, and his actions on the last day of May more than four decades … more
Folks are still talking about the big ":Game of Thrones" finale, but now that that all the excitement has died down perhaps we should step back and look at the bigger picture.It’s estimated that 45 … more
Buried in “Section 4, Lot 2738-B” of Arlington National Cemetery is First Lieutenant William McBryar: Buffalo Soldier, Medal of Honor recipient, and veteran of multiple military campaigns. He was … more
Like many people, I try planning and arranging my week so I can accomplish as much as possible.For example, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage on Monday morning hands me her “honey-do-list” … more
We’ve all heard of the saying, blow your mind. Can you imagine being sincerely surprised and overwhelmed with God’s goodness in your life? Well, that is exactly what God wants to do. He wants you … more
Last month, the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, at age 75, made an appearance in a Hong Kong court room to defend himself against the charge of being “a nuisance to the public,” along with a number of … more
The word “providence” comes from Latin “pro” (ahead) and “videre” (to see). Literally, to see ahead or to have knowledge of the future. According to Martin Luther, Divine … more
After months of evading the task, my wife and I finally sat down and updated our wills. I was the evader, actually. This subject had been on my wife’s mind for months, and without her persistence I … more
Thomas Edison. Marie Curie. Steve Jobs. Leonardo Da Vinci. Even for those of us who mostly slept through science class, we recognize these people as some of the greatest inventors of the last several … more
From the Rig Veda dated two thousand years before the birth of Christ: “From darkness lead me to light, from the unreal lead me to the real, from death lead me to immortality.” “In His … more
Some of the best advice I received about writing came from a venerable source. It was a quote from Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain: “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to … more
John Le Carre wrote a heartbreaking but graceful book in 2001 — “The Constant Gardener” — that was quickly adapted as an equally haunting film. The Emmy-awarded adaptation, starring … more
This promises to be a powerful weekend. The full moon and Passover on the 20th, the arrival of special energies that attend the usual Easter weekend, the political turmoil that continues in our world … more
In Holy Orthodoxy, Easter is the most basic Christian holiday. That’s because, on Easter, we celebrate the central event in the salvation of this world: the Resurrection of Christ Jesus. And since … more
Happy Easter! The Roundtable question is: What is the significance of Easter vs. other Christian Holidays? First and foremost, it is important to establish, Easter is not merely a Christian … more
Holy Week marks the most solemn and revered period on the Christian calendar. Holy Week helps to mark the Paschal Mystery, which includes the Passion, death, … more
Sometimes in life we fight the wrong battles, or we’ve been on a road for so long we settle and never reach our destiny. Don’t settle for mediocre when God has prepared greatness for you. In … more
Every morning I follow a ritual as inevitable as the rising of the sun and a hot cup of coffee (one Splenda and a splash of cream, please). Reaching into a wicker basket that sits beside the front … more
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