Monthly Archives: April 2009

posticon Smelling the Roses by John Cali

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My little town in the USA’s northern Rocky Mountains used to be a pretty laid-back place. Not much traffic, not much noise, not much pollution, lots of peace and quiet, lots of friendly folks. It was, and still is, a great place to live. But lately I’ve noticed a trend more typical of big cities, not little western towns.

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As I drive or walk around town, more and more I see people talking on cell phones in their cars.… Read more

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posticon Perspectives on Pain, Part 2 by John Cali

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One of our readers sent us several excellent follow-up questions in response to last week’s article, “Perspectives on Pain.” If you missed that article you’ll find it here.

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Following is our friend’s email, slightly edited. She’s given me permission to use her name and email address, should anyone wish to contact her. Her first name is Sam, and here’s her email address.

Ahh, John, I certainly sympathize with your friend. I don’t know what her pain issue is, but I do know a bit about pain, so I wish and pray for her for whatever needs to be healed.… Read more

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posticon Perspectives on Pain by John Cali

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This past week I received an email from a dear friend who’s had a long road of daunting physical challenges. Her latest one is learning to live with pain.

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Here is my friend’s email, slightly edited:

Dear John,

I finally today found last week’s message, Does Praying Do Any Good? I have had a series of really bleak years, feeling that my prayers are all “bouncing off the ceiling” — a really dreadful feeling to have!

I try to “know” as I once did so profoundly, that my prayers are “being heard” and will therefore be effective.… Read more

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