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October 7, 2021

Weekly Reflection – Dirty Laundry

Weekly Reflection – Dirty Laundry

This week’s Reflection, Dirty Laundry, is a simple illustration of how we often see life through our personal “lens.” If the lens is clean, we will see clearly. If the lens is clouded by sin, we will see less clearly. This thought reminds me of Jesus and those he chastised for having a log stuck…
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September 27, 2021

Weekly Reflections – Decisions!

Weekly Reflections – Decisions!

Decision-making is one of the more difficult things we do in life. I have recently become aware of a book by Andy Stanley that addresses one’s personal decision-making and its impact on one’s own life and the lives of others. It is titled Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets. My sense is that the wisdom contained in…
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September 16, 2021

Weekly Reflection – We Call Her Mom2

Weekly Reflection – We Call Her Mom2

My mother-in-law, we call her Mom2, was born on this day 100 years ago. She was raised in rural Louisiana during the “great depression,” married at the beginning of World War II, and traveled the world as a military wife with two small children. Later, she lost her first child to cancer, her second child…
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September 13, 2021

NationsU Caribbean Students

NationsU Caribbean Students

Has the hot summer sun got you thinking about the Caribbean Islands? God thinks about these places too and has some special people there. Did you know that NationsUniversity has students in these exotic islands? We would like for you to meet a few of them. Did you know our students reside in the far-flung…
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September 10, 2021

Weekly Reflection – In a Clear Space

Weekly Reflection – In a Clear Space

I live in a clear space between two storms, storms that threaten families and communities even more than hurricane Fred that is bearing down on the coast of Florida as I write. The two storms are only one battle in a larger war. This particular battle is being fought against a common enemy, the COVID-19…
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August 19, 2021

Weekly Reflection – Christian Compassion

Weekly Reflection – Christian Compassion

On Christian Compassion: “Compassion is an enduring motif in the history of Christianity.  It is not unique among Christians, nor is it activated evenly across all believers.  But when Christianity shines, it often does so because of compassion. As Pope Francis wrote, “The Church’s very credibility is seen in how she shows her merciful and…
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August 12, 2021

Weekly Reflection – Everything Falls Away

Weekly Reflection – Everything Falls Away

As you grow older you notice that everything falls away. I recently calculated that at age 76, around 85 percent of my life has been spent and I probably only have about 15 percent left, i.e. the gas gauge is about to hit the “low on fuel” indicator! That caused me to notice a poem…
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August 5, 2021

Weekly Reflection – The House on Highway 71

Weekly Reflection – The House on Highway 71

Yesterday I visited the humble retirement home, a house on Highway 71 that had been occupied by my grandparents some sixty years ago. It is located in the Danish farming village of Danevang, Texas. One by one, the town’s immigrant farmers slowly retired to this simple stretch of rural roadway, just down from the community’s…
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July 16, 2021

Weekly Reflection – Happiness and Joy

Weekly Reflection – Happiness and Joy

What Is The Difference Between Happiness and Joy? Slightly edited by the Chaplain from a reflection by Rich Lewis on 9 July 2021 in which he considers Nicholas Amato’s book: Happiness & Joy: Can A Spiritual Life Have Both? Do we need to experience happiness before we can feel joy? How long do happiness and joy last?…
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July 8, 2021

Weekly Reflection – Faith in a Time of Crisis

Weekly Reflection – Faith in a Time of Crisis

During times of crisis and disruption, we often find ourselves in anguish and asking, “Why me?” We just don’t understand why God would allow such a calamity to take place in our lives. I can only imagine what the survivors and families of those crushed by the recent condominium collapse in Florida are going through.…
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