Reflections

Seeing Life as Gift

Visiting our old hometown got me to reflecting on the value of life. This is the town in which my wife and I were married; the birthplace of our two daughters and two sons, the youngest of whom
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God speaks … but do we listen?

“We have to do what is required of us and confidently leave the rest to God.” These words stood out for me in a reflection this week and I thought: “It can’t be any clearer than that.” What was
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Soar on Eagles’ Wings

Soar on Eagles’ Wings They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint. [Isaiah 40:31] Birds are
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Power of Prayer

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the
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Like a Lamb to the slaughter

“Like a lamb led to slaughter or a sheep silent before shearers, he did not open his mouth” [Isaiah 53:7]. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was in great torment, soaked in sweat, beads of
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The Thief Who Stole Paradise

“Today you will be with me in Paradise” [Luke 23:43]. The scriptures of Holy Week are very special to me; it’s a week in which I enjoy very deep and meaningful reflections, doing as Mary did,
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The Golden Rule and beyond

A best-selling book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, was first published in 1937 with the sole purpose “to help solve the biggest problem you face: the problem of
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