Monthly Archives: May 2016

A surprising (perhaps miraculous) confirmation of nonviolence

Yesterday was Memorial Day and though out the day I thought about nonviolence and wondered why we humans glorify and celebrate the use of violence and war, generation after generation. Today I felt pompted to pick up the book, When The … Continue reading

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Humanity is not just a manatee named Hugh

If someone kills a man to save a child, he is called a hero. However, nowadays, if he kills a gorilla to save a child, he’s harshly criticized. CBS News wrote: “The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo … Continue reading

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Heroes left out of Memorial Day

Are there others who should be remembered on Memorial Day? Have we forgotten about some of the world’s greatest heroes? On Memorial Day we remember those who fought with violence, death and destruction. Perhaps we should also remember those who … Continue reading

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Should cat owners have the right to chose to declaw?

(Some of the comments on this post have made me wonder: If cat fetuses were declawed in their mother’s womb, would that make the act less cruel and barbaric?) Should declawing cats be illegal? A cat owner’s right to choose is under attack … Continue reading

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Are you light-hearted?

Christ-followers are Called to be light-hearted, Full of inner brightness, Radiating love, hope, and joy, Shinning like beacons in the night. However, too often our hearts Have absorbed the darkness Of our distressed and discouraged world. Rather than dancing lights, … Continue reading

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Self-fulfillment is a fantasy (a recipe for misery)

Self-fulfillment is a fantasy. Our self-desires are never fully fulfilled. Self always seeks something more. Even when self gets what it wants and the “rights” that it demands, it immediately cries out for more. Self is continually discontented and constantly … Continue reading

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Gloria Gaither reviewed “Beyond Church”

In the current issue of Homecoming Magazine, Gloria Gaither reviewed Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible — Ekklesia. Here are some excerpts from Gloria’s Library column: “The way we worship and get our souls fed is changing. Oh, I … Continue reading

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