A Prayer Wheel

In our day and age, we are faced with challenges that our forefathers never had. We have global warming, pandemics, and we have traffic! Whether it be on a freeway, interstate, highway, autobahn, or surface street, the word “gridlock” can strike fear and frustration into the heart of even the heartiest commuter. Is there any hope for peace as we drive the highways of “this world that is not our home?” Here’s a helpful, healing hint you might want to try…

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Making the Team

A popular, award-winning television show on Apple TV is Ted Lasso. It is a comedy about an American football coach who is offered a job in England coaching a professional football team. Now, of course, our football is not the same as their football, which resembles soccer to us, but Ted takes the job even though he knows really nothing about their game. As you can imagine, there are a lot of adversities, but Ted has such an incredible attitude that he overcomes it all.

As I watched the heartwarming series, it reminded me of a story I read years ago…

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“The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain’t so.” – Mark Twain

When I first read this quote by Mark Twain, I was struck by how true it was. With the number of talk shows and news programs on television and radio (not to mention the bevy of inaccurate information that floats all over the Internet) it is no longer surprising how much information is out there that just “ain’t so.” Whether it be bogus election and voting fraud claims or falsehoods about Covid vaccines and mask-wearing, there’s a lot of inaccurate information out there being touted as truth.

One current erroneous story stands out. Near the beginning of the Covid vaccinations, some on the internet seem to have decided that…

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Another Choice

Do you remember coloring with crayons? Growing up, I loved to color. I delighted in getting a new box of crayons with all the pretty colors, perfectly sharpened and all in a row. So, when I first gave a brand-new box of crayons to our son, when he was a toddler, I was interested to see his reaction. I recall how he opened the box carefully and said…

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Legend or Learning?

Legend has it that the first brownie was made at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois at the request of Bertha Palmer, socialite and wife of the owner, Potter Palmer. She wanted something cake-like and small that could be served to the ladies at the Columbian Exposition for the 1893 Chicago World’s fair. Working with the hotel pastry chef, she came up with this delicious confection. In 1898 the first reference to the brownie in America appeared in the Sears Roebuck Catalog published in Chicago. If you like your brownies, then you must…

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God Is My Strength. Vision is His Gift.

In the opening scene of the movie City of Angels, heart surgeon Maggie does everything she can to save the life of her patient only to “lose” him. She is devastated by this occurrence since she “did everything right.” But in the surgery and in her devastation, she was never alone, for an angel named Seth was there. He was actually there for the patient who was to die, but in the process he “touched” Maggie’s life and helped her to begin to question her own “strength” and to think that perhaps there was a power greater than herself at work in life…

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The Story of A Course in Miracles

A remarkable 2 1/4 hour documentary film, part one, “The Forgotten Song,” is the inspiring story of how A Course in Miracles came to be. It features Dr. William Thetford and spans a 70-year period in the life of Dr. Helen Schucman, “scribe” of the Course. The second half of the film, “The Song Remembered,” contains first-hand accounts of various psychologists, businesspeople, educators, physicians, prison inmates, and others who relate how the Course has affected their lives.

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A New Seminar – Above the Battleground

This world has gone through a tough time. In the U.S. alone, 614,000 of our fellow citizens have died from the Covid-19 virus. Now more are threatened by the Delta variant. The signs of global warming are wreaking havoc around the world with floods, fires, and droughts. How about closer to home? In your own personal experience, has this been a rough couple of years? Personal as well as political unrest, violent domestic terrorism, and a flood of misinformation have caused more than a little chaos. Where do we go from here? The answer is…

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Living Miracles

Miracles are timeless, and even years after they occur, they stick with you. I remember as if it were yesterday the experience I had with a lady after presenting a sermon at one of my favorite local churches. I had met her many times, and again she and I were chatting in the social hall. But she had something new to share; she was now residing in an assisted living home. She continued…

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Call Me Trimtab

     Richard Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, author, inventor, and futurist. Probably best known for his creation of the geodesic dome, Fuller dedicated his life to making the world work for all humanity. What a wonderful purpose! When Fuller died, the following words were inscribed on his gravestone: “CALL ME TRIMTAB.”

     If you have ever wondered how mighty sailing ships turn, you probably thought it had to do with a rudder. And, you would be right! But, the ability to move that big rudder takes a lot of energy. Engineers came up with the idea that if you put a miniature rudder (a trim tab) on the big rudder, it would move more easily and use far less effort. And, in fact…

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