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The Deal Is Still On!

When you are a high achiever, getting things done is what you do. In moments of productivity there is nothing worse than realizing you missed something significant and the deadline has passed. …

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  • Worry and Fear Go Together

    How many of you reading this article are worried or fearful about something? The IRS? Politics? Your job? …

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Patron saints and how they’re chosen

Saint Patrick’s Day pays homage to St. Patrick, a missionary who played an integral role in converting the people of Ireland to Christianity. Because of his work, St. Patrick is known as the …

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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 …

God’s providence means He has a plan for you 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 …
Things don't change, people do 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 …
What does "Game of Thrones" viewership say about us? 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 …
A hero for justice 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 …
And then it was Friday 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” …
Blow your mind 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 …
We do not give up 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 …
God’s providence means He has a plan for you 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 …
What you take with you 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 …
Happy nobodies 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 …
What would Jesus do? 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 …