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Tastes Better

Writing for The Seattle Times, Moira MacDonald said this about a new movie—“The Hero begins with Sam Elliott’s character, a veteran actor, reading a voice-over about barbecue sauce, and that’s when it hit me: Sam Elliott’s voice is barbecue sauce. … Continue reading

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Spread Yourself Around

I read about a company that has just started offering a unique service for those who have passed away and wish for their ashes to be spread across the earth. The cremated remains of the deceased are lifted by a balloon … Continue reading

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Staying Sharp

“Sharping the saw” is a phrase that has been heard frequently the past several years. It refers to any activity that might serve to improve a person’s ability to function. Attending a seminar, taking a class, reading a good book, … Continue reading

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Real Faith

Frank Bruni recently wrote in The New York Times: “Faith and government shouldn’t be as cozy as they are in this country. Faith is a serious matter, and an important one, but it’s trivialized when it’s toted too readily and … Continue reading

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Different

“We are best for our communities when we are most unlike our communities.”—J.K. Jones There is nothing wrong with a church trying to be “seeker-sensitive”. After all, Jesus was quite sensitive to the spiritual needs of others. And he sends … Continue reading

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Observation Deck

When my wife and I go on a cruise, we like to spend a lot of time on the deck of the ship. We find a couple of chairs where we can read and relax. Occasionally, we will observe some … Continue reading

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Taste the Difference

My Dad and I once stopped in for a quick visit with Mamaw Cox. As usual, she offered to fix us a snack. And, as usual, we said “Yes”. She soon handed each of us a bowl of yummy looking … Continue reading

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