Monthly Archives: November 2019

How Happy Are We?

Do you remember the story of the two men who were walking through a pasture and spotted an enraged bull? They instantly darted toward the nearest fence. The storming bull followed in hot pursuit and it was soon apparent they … Continue reading

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Mean as a Rattlesnake – War Stories

For many soldiers, the war didn’t end when World War II was declared over. There was still the imagery of what they had seen and what they had done to stay alive. They had had to survive in a foreign … Continue reading

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The Best Teachers

Did you know that ninety percent of the world’s ice covers Antarctica? This ice also represents most of the fresh water in the world. Yet Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the … Continue reading

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There is a Hole in The World

Do you remember the Eagle’s song “Hole in the World”? It begins like this: There’s a hole in the world tonight.There’s a cloud of fear and sorrow.There’s a hole in the world tonight.Don’t let there be a hole in the … Continue reading

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How Much Music Can You Make?

Imagine this. A concert violinist is performing a difficult piece in front of a large audience. Suddenly there is a loud snap that reverberates throughout the auditorium. The audience immediately knows that a string has broken and fully expects the … Continue reading

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You Are a Work of Art

Edward Fischer writes in Notre Dame Magazine (February, 1983), that a leper in Fiji (or, more correctly, a sufferer of Hansen’s Disease) followed the leading of his twisted hands. He became an internationally known artist. “My sickness I see as … Continue reading

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Stoop and Drink

There are some things I think I do pretty well. There are others that need improvement and still others that are probably beyond anything I can help. I tried playing golf for a few years. How hard could it be, … Continue reading

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A Simple Old-Fashioned Faith

The “Wailing Wall,” believed to be a remnant of the great Temple in Jerusalem destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D., is where the Jewish people go to recall their traditions and to pray …  A CBS news team was … Continue reading

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Are We Listening?

Jesus reminds His disciples of the difficulties they will encounter along the bumpy road of life. He speaks of “wars and tumults,” of “nation rising against nation,” of “great earthquakes,” of “famines and pestilences,” of “terrors,” of “betrayals and persecutions.” … Continue reading

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No One Has Arrived

“Dear Abby,” wrote a woman asking advice, “I’m forty-four years old and would like to meet a man my age with no bad habits.” To which Abby replied, “So would I!”  Of course, neither Dear Abby nor the woman who … Continue reading

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