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Thermometer or Thermostat?

"Say, Pat, what are you, a thermometer or thermostat?" I had just yelled at my six-year-old in the presence of my friend whose respect for my childrearing ways would no doubt go out the door with ..
(March 17, 2008)
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Games to Play

Several years ago I wrote a letter to a friend complaining about my lot in life-three babies in as many years, a husband who didn't understand me, the never-ending chores of dishes, clothes, kids, ..
(March 17, 2008)
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Is There Really a Door of Hope?

Many years ago I wrote a review of the book PSYCHODYNAMICS OF ALCOHOLISM for A. D. Hartmark, chaplain and counselor of The Door of Hope in Minnesota. I would like to share this review, for I think ..
(March 18, 2008)
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Letter Of A Dead Child Found At Ravensbruck Concentration Camp

I recently came across this amazing letter (Source Unknown) that was discovered in the clothing of a dead child at Ravensbruck concentration camp: "O Lord, remember not only the men and woman of good .
(March 29, 2008)
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Being In The Sunshine

"I live on the sunny side of the street; shady folks live on the other. I have always preferred the sunshine and have tried to put other people there, if only for an hour or two at a time" (Marshall ..
(April 17, 2008)
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It is the Lord!

"Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, `It is the Lord!’ Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into .
(April 18, 2008)
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Our Practical Jesus

"But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish. Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire ..
(April 18, 2008)
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Recasting Our Nets

"Then Jesus said to them, `Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some. ’ So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish" (John ..
(April 18, 2008)
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Lifes Credit Debit Sheet

I was searching-again-my mental database on forgiveness this morning. When my dander rises because of a certain person in my life, I check out what I call my Credit/Debit sheet, and find that there ..
(June 15, 2008)
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Have a Bouton!

No, it's not a new drink! But it's all in the mind, a form of positive thinking and, once you know about it, you can grow your own boutons, or not grow them, whichever you prefer. I recently came ..
(July 31, 2008)
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Give the Guys a Break!

The following article was published in Healthways and received an award from the National League of American Pen Woman in 1976. "O woman, lovely woman! Nature made thee to temper man; we had been ..
(July 31, 2008)
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How Do You Rate?

Following is a speech I gave in Orlando, Florida in 1970. The day before I was to give the speech I received the May 1970 issue of SCIENCE OF MIND magazine, and there was the speech (a friend had ..
(March 19, 2008)
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Bad Boys

The following account of these two rascals is so funny! But seriously, as we laugh at the plight of these little fellows, we might ask ourselves, how do we represent God to others? Is He a severe, ..
(June 05, 2007)
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Congress Declares The Bible "The Word Of God" (1982)

Imagine - only 25 years ago we believed that the Bible was the Word of God! In the intervening years much mayhem has happened, the latest the bloodbath at Virginia Tech. Could there be a correlation? .
(April 16, 2007)
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Saddest Words

I don’t know who compiled the following but it’s interesting. What do YOU think are the saddest words? I read the obits (am in that age group!) and I have concluded that some of the ..
(March 10, 2007)
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The 23rd Channel

My eternal gratitude to the unknown author of this version of Psalm 23. The television has surely taken away our vision. Isn’t it ironic that one of America’s most popular shows is ..
(March 10, 2007)
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Interesting Discussion Questions

I don't know the source of these discussion questions, but they certainly tweak the mind. These questions go to the core of what we are, and we may be surprised at our answers! 1. If you didn’t .
(March 10, 2007)
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Up From Slavery

One of the most remarkable books I have had the privilege of reading, several times, is Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery. Let’s face it, we live in a land of abundance to the point ..
(March 05, 2007)
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Quotations #39

*True virtue, wheresoever it moves, still carries an intrinsic worth about it. Vanbrugh. *It is not the business of virtue to extirpate the affections of the mind, but to regulate them. Addison. ..
(January 22, 2007)
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Quotations #31

*A delicacy of taste is favorable to love and friendship, by confining our choice to few people, and making us indifferent to the company and conversation of the greater part of man. Hume. *May not ..
(January 21, 2007)
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Quotations #32

*Lofty mountains are full of springs; great hearts are full of tears. Joseph Roux. *Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed with them. Bovee. *The cloudy ..
(January 21, 2007)
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Quotations #33

*Thought is silence. Sheridan. *Impromptu thoughts are mental wild-flowers. Mme.de Deffand. *Thought will not work except in silence. Carlyle. *In solitude all great thoughts are born. Moses ..
(January 21, 2007)
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Quotations #34

*Time is given us that we may take care for eternity; and eternity will not be too long to regret the loss of our time if we have misspent it. Fenelon. *Time is the greatest of all tyrants. As we go .
(January 21, 2007)
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Quotations #17

*Philosophers have done wisely when they have told us to cultivate our reason rather than our feelings, for reason reconciles us to the daily things of existence; our feelings teach us to yearn after .
(January 19, 2007)
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Quotations #23

*Be and continue poor, young man, while others around you grow rich by fraud and disloyalty; be without place or power, while others beg their way upwards; bear the pain of disappointment and hopes, ..
(January 19, 2007)
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