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Is blogging a religion?

March 9th, 2005 · 3 Comments

SYLLABICATION: re·li·gion PRONUNCIATION: r-ljn NOUN: 1a. Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe. b. A personal or institutionalized system grounded in such belief and worship. 2. The life or condition of a person in a religious order. 3. A set of beliefs, values, and [...]

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Grant me serenity

March 9th, 2005 · No Comments

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. – Serenity Prayer As a child I would see this serenity prayer engraved on plaques and hung in homes, not at ours, but at others. It seemed a [...]

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How to find a faith that fits your family?

January 28th, 2005 · 4 Comments

Last week Paul Beard described a conversation he had with another parent about raising kids with religion: If your memories of churchgoing are not ones you’d like to repeat or visit on your own kids, how to choose a faith that fits? Rayne talked with her daughter about religion Until the rules and the reasons [...]

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What is the purpose of Christmas? Three questions.

December 10th, 2004 · 3 Comments

What is the purpose of Christmas? 1. Is it a religious holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus? 2. Is it a reason to enjoy winter festivities, foods and fun? 3. Is it a time to gather together and build family traditions, culture and memories? I ask these questions because each year I wrestle with [...]

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Talk about them when you drive to Home Depot

November 22nd, 2004 · 1 Comment

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie [...]

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