The Magnificent Obsession

Meet Remy, the wire-haired fox terrier. According to his humans on Facebook, he passed away last week after a happy dog life of over 17 years. His family is missing him, of course, but they will be chuckling over some of his antics for a long time – like the one...

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5 Bible Verses for Epiphany

January 6 marks the end of one season on the Christian calendar – Christmastide – and the beginning of a new one – Epiphany. With origins in the Eastern church stretching back centuries, Epiphany celebrates a variety of events, including the baptism of Jesus, the miracle at Cana, the Nativity, and the...

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Intrusion or Invitation?

My wife surprised me with a whirlwind trip to New York at Christmas. Seeing the Big Apple during the holidays was on my bucket list, so I soaked in everything from the sparkling Rockefeller Center tree to the Rockettes holiday show. It was a grand trip made even grander by our...

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In With the Old

I turned 60 last year, so I can really identify with these quips about the New Year: -Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.  -Santa Claus and the dropping of the ball on Times Square have a...

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Sing a Song of Peace

“There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked” (Isaiah 48:22). How well did Jacob Marley, the business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge, know this! In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the spectral Marley groans under the weight of the chain he forged in life, links heavy with the...

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