Braiding Your Purpose Like an Ancient Warrior

  I confess I haven't followed the Game of Thrones or Vikings series. The recent fervor of this final season hasn't swept me in since I've missed too many episodes to care. Regardless of the indifference toward the plot outcome, one aspect of the cult-followed world enraptures me. The optics of…

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Personal Growth From Reading About Others

Libraries and bookstores list quite a different set of books in the inspirational category. On a stroll through the aisles of any such purveyor of literature, one may find theology textbooks, Bibles, studies, and devotionals. I treasure the spiritual value these publications provide. For me, such books exceed the term inspirational.…

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Gotta Love Florida

A Florida sunset blazes across the horizon--our effortless version of the summer campfire. Temperatures hover near ninety degrees, and customer traffic doubled at the neighborhood pool store. Yesterday's evening breeze swept away the last remnants of spring. While¬†Midwest residents continue salting icy walkways, we're dipping our toes into the next season.…

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The Eyes and Heart of God

Hedonism flooded our nation. It surged from the eastern and western shores, with cyber-rivulets stretching inland across the plains. The moral decay reeks more of death's stench with each passing day. Its mire snares billions of citizens who sojourn through life with inadequate protection for their souls. Many have grown so…

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Greening the River

Leprechaun impostors frolic¬†along beer-scented streets. Shamrock patterned underwear hangs in the local department stores. Party favors honor the shamrock as a lucky charm, rather than a symbol explaining the Holy Trinity. Tavern patrons cheer St. Paddy without praising his evangelism. Most cities celebrate St. Patrick's day with little regard for the…

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