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It is a dangerous business going out your front door. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, British author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Do you know anyone who’s what I call “a doom and gloom specialist?” You know—someone who sees danger lurking all over the place?

I think most of us do. It might even be that person you see in the mirror every day.

Spirit

The “trick” to life, the way to remember the joy you felt before you incarnated, is to look for the good, for the God, in all that is.Read more

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posticon 9 Uplifting Blog Posts from 2018 You Can’t Ignore

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As 2018 draws to a close, I thought we’d review some of the year’s most uplifting blog posts. These are not necessarily the ones getting the most traffic, but those you, our readers, told me you found most uplifting.

1.  Angels In Our Midst

Have you ever met a friendly stranger, only to later realize that person simply did not exist? I did, about a year ago. We all probably have such experiences, sometimes without being aware of them.

2.  The Voice of an Angel

Spirit:
“The reason most of you do not hear the angels, or experience them, is not because you don’t believe in them.Read more

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All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. ~ Saint Francis of Assisi

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Town of Assisi, Italy

The poet Rumi once said “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”

Spirit

Whenever you’re feeling fear and lost in the seeming darkness of your chaotic world today, remember this: Darkness is not the absence of light—it is the denial of light. No matter how dark your world seems, the light you are is always there.Read more

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We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery. ~ H.G. Wells, British writer

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A couple weekends ago, I was pondering what to get for my Sunday dinner. Growing up in a large Italian family, Sunday dinners were special occasions. They were a day for being together to celebrate the day and each other.

My mother used to make a special eggplant stew which I loved.Read more

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posticon The Death Bells Are Ringing For Politics As Usual

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Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. ~ U.S. President Ronald Reagan

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If you live in the United States, you’re probably aware (maybe painfully so) next Tuesday, November 6, is a national election day. The country’s political scene appears more negative and angry than I can ever remember.

If you’ve been with us a while, you may know I’m nonpartisan, apolitical, neutral — however you want to describe it. Read more