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Between Gratitude, Guilt and Fear

I am a person greatly blessed both materially and relationally. My response to those blessings falls into one of three categories: Mindlessness: I simply accept ...

The Holy Spirit Works a Lot Like Fluoride

Trying to explain the Holy Spirit is a daunting task because so much of our interaction with the Spirit is subjective. As one of my ...

Rights vs. Responsibilities

The word “rights” is playing a major role in the current gun-control discussion. I hear that the US Constitution gives us the “right to bear ...

Proud to be an American

Why do we say, “I am proud to be an American” when it is an accident of birth for the vast majority of us? We ...

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When Old Becomes New

I like the man who faces what he must…

With a step triumphant and a heart of cheer, who fights the daily battle without fear. who sees his hopes fail yet keeps unfaltering trust, ...

Who Gets Food Stamps?

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The Spectrum of Doubt and Belief

A theist, or believer in God, will tell you that he ABSOLUTELY exists. An atheist (non-believer) will say he ABSOLUTELY doesn’t. But these are only ...

Equality

I’m sorry, but I can’t let this one pass without comment.  It is so true in my experience. We are so loathe to give up ...

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What Makes Us Human?

I’ve been watching several documentaries lately that explore the question of what makes us human.  There are lots of interesting ideas: tools, technology, frontal cortex, ...

My Change of Life

After years of dieting, regaining and increasing my weight, I’ve embarked upon a long term solution–RNY Gastric Bypass surgery. It’s a big decision and one ...

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55 Hours in the Hospital

Check in on Tuesday at 5 a.m. out on Thursday at noon. About 2 1/2 hours on the operating table, 6 holes, a bunch of ...

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Proud to be an American

Why do we say, “I am proud to be an American” when it is an accident of birth for the vast majority of us? We ...

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Quotations: Mental Models

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a ...

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What Makes Us Human?

I’ve been watching several documentaries lately that explore the question of what makes us human.  There are lots of interesting ideas: tools, technology, frontal cortex, ...

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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Video

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