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Moses and Sweet Pea: A Look at Traditions

This merry time of year always brings thoughts of traditions past and present to mind. Moses and Sweet Pea are a new addition to my family’s annual tradition of selecting a live tree to cut and decorate. The little farm where we have picked out a tree each year for ...

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A Memory at Christmastide

The beginning of Christmastide is marked by the 24th of December; it marks the celebration of the Christmas season, and the birth of Christ.  When we were children, it marked an annual tradition that I treasure to this day.  Many of those who shared this Christmas memory have long since ...

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The Emptiness of Religion

Opening songs of worship have been sung, the sermon has been stated, and the ceremonial cleansing and breaking of bread has taken place. You should feel satisfied and full from the message and fellowship with friends, but something inside of you still feels hollow. Emotions of loss, emptiness, and purpose ...

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Does Ireland’s Decision on Gay Marriage Represent the Church?

The Republic of Ireland, one of the most devout and thoroughly Roman Catholic countries in the world, has just settled a controversial, popular referendum question–asking its citizens if the government will allow and endorse same-sex marriages.  In spite of recent Catholic bishop letters publicized (and read at recent church services), ...

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