Same Old Problem

Henry L. Mencken said it first: "For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong." Several 7-Eleven stores learned the truth of that statement. According to a NEW YORK TIMES article, a number of the convenience stores had a problem with...

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Don’t Borrow Your Tragedies

During these times of trouble and worry many are finding it difficult to live in the present and be thankful for the daily blessings that are still showered upon us. In the aftermath of our nation's tragedy we go about our day yet, fear and concern cast their black...

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Night Visitor

"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you." (James 4:8a)A man came unexpectedly to my house one night early in 1969. That was 31 years ago, but I recall his visit as clearly as if it were yesterday. In 1965, I was 40 years old. Having ridden the crest of a long...

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The Storm-Tossed Soul

Are you tossed about on the sea of life?Has the beacon of light disappeared in the fog?Do you feel like the captain sinking along with his ship,Into the depths of some fathomless bog?Candles, that burned bright inside your heart,Are slowly dying extinguishing all...

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Work of Art

Edward Fischer writes in Notre Dame Magazine (February, 1983), that a leper (or, more correctly, a sufferer of Hanson's Disease) in Fiji followed the leading of his twisted hands. He became an internationally known artist. "My sickness I see as a gift of God leading...

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Mother of the Bride

Tears came to my eyes as the lines of Pacabel's Canon climbed to a thundering climax and the audience rose in eager anticipation of their first glimpse of the bride. I could already imagine the shimmering white dress, the dark curls, the sweet smile that lit up her...

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Just Jesus Is Enough

The only thing that matters this very dayIs the one that I need to hear me prayJust Jesus is the only one that can forgive my sinThat is the way that my prayer life beganJust Jesus loved me enough for me to have eternal lifeThat brings me much comfort as I kneel to...

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