Category Archives: Holidays

Freedom . . . A Living Word, Especially when Spoken with a Dying Breath

When the William Wallace character in the movie, Braveheart, was about to be executed, his heart reached out to once again gather all the love it had for his native land and its people. Then he filled his tortured lungs … Continue reading

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And You Fathers . . .

It’s beginning to feel like a new day. Folks are fleeing the two-dimensional zoom world and doing things in ways that actually feel normal again. Hints of optimism are popping up and there seems to be a growing readiness to … Continue reading

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For Mom ~ The Brightest Morning Ever

Time machines may only exist in the fantasies of dreamers and fiction writers, but in spite of that, thinking about my mom on Mother’s Day turns back the clock and ushers me back to a time that is 

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Resurrection Sunday ~ Bringing Goodness Back to Life

Easter 2021 arrives at a time when it seems like evil has been granted an open invitation to invade our lives in one way or another every moment of every day. Grief, loss, pain, suffering, anger, and fear have been … Continue reading

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Prelude to Easter, Part 4 ~ Preparing to Break Free

“Resurrection Sunday” is the climax of the greatest story of breaking free ever told. It’s more than an account of the most amazing escape from confinement ever accomplished. It’s “the” greatest source of hope ever offered to those who feel … Continue reading

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Prelude to Easter, Part 3 ~ Preparing for Brutality … and “Justice”

As Easter approaches, we’re reminded again that the events we celebrate represent conflict. Easter recounts the ultimate battle between life and death, and it occurs to me that there’s something about us humans that finds conflict strangely appealing. For instance, … Continue reading

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