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Sacrifice for You and for Me

Thoughts while sitting on the Amphitheater steps of the Unknown Soldier Tomb: Oh, the tears, the blood shed Represented here in this place.       Row after Row after Row White tombstones Representing sons, fathers, uncles. Real live people. … Continue reading

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My husband and I did some after-Christmas shopping. While browsing the shelves for bargains, we purchased hand towel with the words: DREAM written across the bottom edge. Above the lettering appeared a spray of green leaves and red berries with … Continue reading

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Love is …

“Love is a fruit, in season at all times and within the reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it and no limit is set. Everyone can reach this love through meditation, the spirit of prayer, and sacrifice” — Mother … Continue reading

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Maximilian Kolbe’s sacrificial story

  Yesterday our pastor told of the story about Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II.   On February 17, … Continue reading

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Watching tomatoes grow

The growing process takes time. It takes energy and patience for a seedling to grow into lettuce leaves to eat or be able to bite into a tomato. Question is: am I willing to wait for germination? Willing to invest … Continue reading

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Cleansed life

“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon” (Psalm 92:12) A cleansed life gives off the aroma of service and sacrifice. The incense of joy. The perfume of commitment. The sweetness of … Continue reading

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