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I am averse to making a scene. And I don't much care for it when other people make one.
I took Isaiah's advice and skipped church on vacation. In lieu of worship I swam and rode bikes with my family. I also took a few trips to the country liquor store.
One day my Italian Catholic aunties were sitting around the kitchen table counting up all the babies they'd had, one after another.
Ben Franklin had a spiritually healthy daily routine that we can all learn from and mirror. According to his diary, it went like this . . .
Taking responsibility for one's actions is good; nagging guilt, however, is evidence of self-absorption, a turning away from God.
Like the people of Judah returning to find their holy city wrecked, many walk through our doors (and perhaps yours, too) feeling spiritually demolished.
When we gather around the Lord's Table, the rations are admittedly thin. And yet, the forgiveness of God in the breadcrumb and thimble-full of juice is an inexhaustible, renewable resource.
Martin B. Copenhaver
It is good to know that Jesus' followers are still capable of shocking others by their outrageous behavior.
Kenneth L. Samuel
The most popular religions are the ones that promote a certain set of scriptures, messages, symbols, rules, codes and even 'secrets'as the key to unleashing the blessings of divine favor.
John A. Nelson
Is it truly impossible for someone who has believed and then "fallen away" to ever regain God's favor? Does God really divide the world into the saved and the damned?