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August 3, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Discernment

Weekly Reflection – Discernment

Discernment as a Way of Life Some time ago, a colleague Chaplain at a local hospital asked if I had the gift of “discernment.” I gave him a pretty neutral reply because, in truth, I really didn’t know what he was talking about. Fast forward a few years, and today I am beginning to understand…
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July 27, 2020

Weekly Reflection – My Father’s House

Weekly Reflection – My Father’s House

This week’s reflection, My Father’s House, was written by Raymond Key of Katy Texas.  At age 99, Mr. Key is a living treasure of wisdom and a wonderful friend to all who know him.  I have slightly edited the original text.  May you and your family be blessed this week! Blessings and peace, Chaplain Allen…
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July 16, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Skills are Tools

Weekly Reflection – Skills are Tools

Skills are tools. Life skills are tools that make life manageable. It is possible to learn and become proficient in the principles of living life effectively. Such proficiency results in “a life well lived.” I see life as functioning along two axes: 1. Spiritual, and 2. Physical, both are required. Linking the two are our…
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July 6, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Simplicity

Weekly Reflection – Simplicity

Simplicity can be difficult for many to come by and for others it can be forced upon them. During World War II, Walter Ciszek (1904–1984) was accused of being a spy. After spending five years in a Moscow prison, he was sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor in Siberian prison camps. He is an…
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June 29, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Intentional Father’s Day

Weekly Reflection – Intentional Father’s Day

An intentional Father’s Day would be a good thing. Much of the world celebrated “Father’s Day,” a time to recognize fathers for what they have given their children and families. Perhaps the most important thing a father can do is intentionally form his family. These Weekly Reflections have recently gone through a ten-week series called…
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June 24, 2020

Weekly Reflection – In God We Trust

Weekly Reflection – In God We Trust

In God We Trust is printed on our money and found in many places in public life. But do we practice this? This week’s Reflection is from an old friend, Raymond Key, of Houston Texas. Blessings and peace, Chaplain Allen chaplain@nationsu.edu chaplainscorner.org In God We Trust COVID-19 has taken over the attention of the world.…
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June 15, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Peace in a Pandemic

Weekly Reflection – Peace in a Pandemic

How can we find peace in a pandemic? This week’s Reflection was written by Jacqueline Wilson and posted on Facebook in April 2020. May we all experience peace this coming week, even as the pandemic continues to ravage the world. Blessings and PEACE, Chaplain Allen chaplain@nationsu.edu chaplainscorner.org   Peace in Pandemic There are a lot…
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May 19, 2020

My Gateway Drug

My Gateway Drug

Ravi Zacharias was my gateway drug to a vast apologetics universe. I have never personally met Ravi Zacharias; I only know him through his ministry and his books. I “met” him, got to know him through his book, “Why Suffering?” shortly after my adult daughter was killed in a car wreck in 2014.  If you…
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May 18, 2020

Weekly Reflection – The Simple Things Sustain Us

Weekly Reflection – The Simple Things Sustain Us

Often we find it is the simple things that sustain us. Yesterday morning the table in many families was set for (quarantined) communion at home. The plate shown here is a replica of the mosaic on the floor of The Church of the Multiplication. This fifth-century mosaic is one of the oldest mosaics in Christian art,…
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May 11, 2020

Weekly Reflection – A Reflection on the Times of COVID-19

Weekly Reflection – A Reflection on the Times of COVID-19

This week’s reflection is on the times of COVID-19 that we are living through. There is so much good writing out there that I often despair at adding to it.  Here is one example.  This Reflection was written a couple of weeks ago by Chaplain Dawn Malone who ministers in the Texas Medical Center in…
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