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The Journey: Thankfulness and hospitality this time of year

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                 Our house is decorated for Thanksgiving!  My wife Michele will happily cook most of the food and I will most happily watch, taste, smell and admire.  I am sure I will volunteer before I...

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The Journey: A fresh faith

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                      I want to talk with you about something that has been on my mind this week. I have some time to think since I commute 200 miles a day. I have been thinking a lot about...

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The Journey: Halloween with a twist

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                 Halloween is around the corner. I am going as a vampire, the same one as last year, and now our daughter wants to be a vampire too. She has a not so subtle hope that all of us will go as a vampire...

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The Journey: Coming out of the fire

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                  The past two weeks have been an agonizing time for many. The fires continue to rage and each day reveals more pain, loss and death. The grief and shock continue to ripple throughout our...

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The Journey: Spiritual waiting

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                      I recently finished reading a memoir by actress Carrie Fisher. Most of you know her as Princess Leia from the movie “Star Wars.” In her memoir she warmly and...

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The Journey: Spiritual love poems

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                      I was moving books from my bookcase at home to my office. One fell out of the stack. It was an anthology of love poems. Some of the most famous poets of the past few...

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The Journey: Spiritual themes in movies

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                     All summer I have been asking my wife Michelle if she would come with me to see the movie “Dunkirk.” Well finally when the temperature was 109 degrees, our house...

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The Journey: Back to school with wisdom and sanity

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                     School has started for almost every student and teacher. Our daughter bounded out the door as an official second grader! Back to school night was exciting for everyone. The...

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The Journey: Getting back up again

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                      I just finished reading Angela Duckworth’s 2016 book, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.” She has some deep and fascinating insights on the keys...

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The Journey: We all need some joy in our life

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                  My column on Saturday, July 29 titled “Spiritual not religious” got a lot of response. Thank you all for your continued and growing readership. Some of the responses got me thinking...

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