Category Archives: Culture and Faith

An Incredible Tree

An incredible tree grows at the edge of the lake near the chapel at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park. At first glance, it’s simply another tree like the hundreds of others on the property. On further inspection, a … Continue reading

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A Halloween Commentary

Growing up, Halloween stood at the beginning of the two months of activities associated with the last two months of the year from Halloween through New Year’s Day. My family didn’t have a lot of money, but my Mom and Dad … Continue reading

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Most People Don't Bother

 “Thank you. Most people don’t bother.” the attendant at the car wash said. “Pardon me?” I said. “Most people don’t bother to ask how I am after I ask them how they are. Makes me feel invisible.” she said. I … Continue reading

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Living Water: Honor your Mother

  Mother’s Day. A day meant to be a happy celebration of the maternal bonds we have with our mothers. Yet, for some women, the observance painfully reminds them that, for whatever the reason, they could not be mothers. Others, … Continue reading

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It's Elementary

I watch the TV series, Elementary, in which a modern day Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson help the New York City police department solve crimes. Except Dr. Watson happens to be a ‘Sobriety Companion’ for Holmes, who recently completed another in … Continue reading

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Like Other Apes

Recently, while reading an article in National Geographic, “Restless Genes,” I stopped short when I read the following as they discussed the impact of certain genes on our desire to explore: “In humans the result is legs and hips that … Continue reading

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Guilt and Shame

guilt flyers (Photo credit: bpp198) A couple of weeks ago, I was driving to my third appointment of the day when I suddenly realized that I had not prayed that morning. It wasn’t that I had thought about it and … Continue reading

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