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Thanksgiving: a time for reflection, gratitude and hope

The mystery and the magic of the Thanksgiving holiday is the gift of gratitude.

It’s up to us to choose unity over division

Whether or not we are a divided nation does not depend on who is the president; it depends on us. Let’s do this and come together. No matter who leads the nation, we lead at home and by example as we practice kindness and respect for others.

Believe in the impossible and protect the vulnerable

Let's love one another enough to respect personal freedom and make personal decisions that protect the vulnerable.

More than ever, this is a time for prayer

As Election Day approaches and the din of hyper-partisan arguments ratchets up, we can choose a different approach.

Can America regain the unity that prevailed after Sept. 11, 2001?

Here we are again, some 19 years later, and our lives were paused once again as an unseen enemy brought death to our communities, our neighbors and even to our family members’ doors. But our nation’s response has changed. Instead of a nation united in searching for a cure against an enemy virus; we are divided in political camps and words and actions filled with hate.

This time of pause offers a chance to reconnect with yourself, your family and God

If you’ve lost touch with your faith, maybe now is the best time to come home. Though our dealings in the larger community may still be at a distance, God is never far away and always ready to say, “Welcome home.” 

One day at a time takes on new meaning in pandemic life

“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

Pandemic life: Simple things bring great joy

If your life has gotten too complicated, simplify it as best you can. Maybe raise some chickens. They like watermelon, curly hair and they’ll make you smile.

Yes, you should wear a mask

If you are struggling with wearing a mask because of anxiety or because you feel it infringes on your liberty, consider another’s right to life and health.

Bloom where you’re planted

May this summer be a time of new growth and beauty for all of us to bloom — wherever our lives are planted.
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