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I made a cake from scratch the other day. It didn’t turn out because I have a habit of not following the recipe. I threw in the ripe banana lying on the counter and I added some bran flakes for […]

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Sin is controversial to say the least but instead of debating it, I try to focus on walking the fine line between not blowing sin out of proportion and not blowing sin off. If I blow sin out of proportion, […]

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I just finished reading the book Heaven is for Real, about a kid in a Nebraska family who consciously took a trip to heaven during emergency surgery. As a parent myself, I had first to see through my anxiety while […]

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The universe is a heady mixture of relationships. Not only are the stars, moon, and earth connected by an invisible force, but people are also constantly dealing with relationships. Our personalities and expectations determine the quality of our relationships however […]

Why is it that my husband can hear me think, “The cookies are done,” and yet he can’t hear me verbally repeat over and over, “Please don’t wash my blouse with the mudroom rugs”? He can be on the other […]

Mary Baker Eddy was a household name one hundred years ago—Christian, preacher, author—a Joel Osteen or Joyce Meyer of the 19th century. However, Eddy’s main book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures made some rather bold statements for […]

With a poignant sonorous voice, Reginald Brunson recited Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. “Every Friday before the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Holiday, I recite the speech at South Kortright Central School,” said Brunson. “I also […]

I am a cat. I was born potty-trained. I know how to bury my refuse and stay clean. You are a person. You were born innocent. You do know how to clear yourself of guilt. I live in upstate New […]

As an avid reader of the Bible, I looked forward to reviewing The Pacific Bible. Privy to the fact that almost four hundred verses—reiterating extreme human habits unacceptable in today’s society—have been removed, I reminded myself to read with an […]

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