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Mom & Dad’s Photos

My task is scanning and organizing their photos.
Since my parents’ deaths, we’re sifting through their belongings, deciding what to keep, what to donate, and what to sell. It feels wrong, as if they’ll come home any minute and catch us robbing them. But we know for sure that we all want copies of the family photos.
Mom and Dad kept all their photos loosely tossed in large cardboard boxes, along with…

Some deadlines are more important than others.

Writing is art. As Stephen King wrote in his book, On Writing, “Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.” Since I first started writing professionally in 2007, I’ve taken pride in the fact that I’d never missed a deadline.… Continue Reading “Some deadlines are more important than others.”

Secret to Lasting Unity is Individuality

How the formula *Jesus first. Others second. Yourself last* nearly destroyed our family, and how we found lasting love.

Christian Pilgrims Celebrated Sukkot in the New World

The Pilgrims celebrated Sukkot in the New World at their first harvest, inviting their new Native American friends to join them. The Wampanoag people at that time followed neither Judaism nor Christianity. That didn’t stop them from celebrating life and harvest with their Christian neighbors, nor did it stop devout Pilgrims from celebrating with them. That celebration became what is known in America today as Thanksgiving.

Gertruda Bablinska, Righteous Among the Nations

On June 4, 1963, Yad Vashem recognized Gertruda Babilinska, a devout Catholic, as Righteous Among the Nations. Read her story and see video testimony of a Jewish life saved because of her.

No One Lied to Us

During Lent, the Catholic/Protestant issue invariably surfaces. . . Like teenagers, wrestling with childhood uncertainties, people of all faiths struggle with opposing doctrines during this Holy Season.

Should Christians be barred from fostering children?

Conservative Christians are unfit to serve as foster parents, because their beliefs regarding sexuality may “infect” children in their care, the High Court of the UK ruled February 28, 2011. What do you think?

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