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October 27, 2020

Weekly Reflection – If You Want to Change the World

Weekly Reflection – If You Want to Change the World

And yet I will show you the most excellent way. If I lead hundreds down a meaningful spiritual path but neglect my family, I am only a blind guide. If I have the gift of teaching and can command great audiences in person or on the Internet, and if I have a faith in God…
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October 19, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Change Your World

Weekly Reflection – Change Your World

CHANGE YOUR WORLD I can add no words that would amplify the impact of Mother Theresa’s eloquent quote below.  Act on it this week! Blessings, Chaplain Allen chaplain@nationsu.edu chaplainscorner.org   Read more Weekly Reflections: Chaplain’s Corner   The Chaplain’s Corner provides compassionate support to the students of NationsUniversity and to the seriously ill, distressed and…
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October 14, 2020

Weekly Reflection – God Speaks to Women Too

Weekly Reflection – God Speaks to Women Too

God speaks to women is a topic seldom preached from the pulpit. Have you ever noticed how in the scriptures, men are always going up into the mountains to commune with the Lord? Yet in the scriptures, we hardly ever hear of women going to the mountains. But we know why — right? Because the…
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October 5, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Two Hundred Thousand and Counting

Weekly Reflection – Two Hundred Thousand and Counting

Two Hundred Thousand and Counting Dr. Paul Riddle, Spiritual Care Director at Lifeline Chaplaincy in Houston, Texas, wrote this on September 22, the day the death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic surpassed 200,000 in the United States. I appreciate Paul’s willingness to share it with our NationsUnivesity community. Two hundred thousand American lives [and almost…
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September 28, 2020

Weekly Reflection – How to Clean a Fish

Weekly Reflection – How to Clean a Fish

Do you know how to clean a fish? Fishing has always been an enjoyable past time for me. And “fishing for men” has a lot of similarities. For example, once a fish is caught, one must “clean” the fish before cooking it. There are many ways to do this. Fishermen in different parts of the…
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September 22, 2020

Weekly Reflection – A Reflection on Grief

Weekly Reflection – A Reflection on Grief

I am taking time out for a reflection on grief. At my age, one begins to notice old friends passing away almost daily. And if they haven’t yet left the physical world, they are certainly dealing with age-related health issues. Like Mac and Marty, who are spending this holiday at a physical rehabilitation center in…
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September 14, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Change, Choices and COVID-19

Weekly Reflection – Change, Choices and COVID-19

Change, Choices and COVID-19, these are challenging days of change for everyone. Millions of people around the world are sharing the COVID-19 pandemic experience. We are painfully aware, especially at times such as this, that change is a constant in our lives. How has your life changed in the past six months? I recently read…
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August 31, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Fear of the Lord

Weekly Reflection – Fear of the Lord

Do you have a healthy fear of the Lord? Many of us are accustomed to an annual physical exam by our “primary care physician.”  During this season of the global pandemic, it might be useful to seek a spiritual health check of our souls. This week’s Reflection highlights how much we fear the Covid-19 virus…
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August 24, 2020

Weekly Reflection – 7 Spiritual Strategies for a Time of Pandemic

Weekly Reflection – 7 Spiritual Strategies for a Time of Pandemic

We are living in a time of global Pandemic. COVID-19 has affected nearly everyone on the planet, Christians included. That said, I want to use the next few weeks to address ways to help us cope with the physical, mental, and spiritual stresses that have arisen due to the disease and our, often, unhealthy responses…
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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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