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What an impact this diminutive friar born in 1821 in Assisi, Italy continues to have on our world!  When it comes to peace and living in right relationship, Lori and Alice agree that if he didn’t write the whole book, he […]

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The title of this novel helps us know that even when life’s circumstances are difficult and limit our freedom to be ourselves, there is still something inside that helps us to find and use our voice.  Join Lori Strawn and […]

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Fred Rogers, beloved children’s TV host and Presbyterian minister, spent a lifetime expressing his philosophy of love, acceptance and neighborly care. This little book, subtitled “Things to Remember Along the Way,” offers plenty of spiritual nourishment to people of all […]

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Free will. It’s a conundrum, isn’t it? Why were we endowed with it when it makes salvation more difficult? Explore God’s role in our everyday lives as Alice Shelton and Lori Strawn discuss the poem “Freedom” by author Charles Peguy. […]

“The safest path to hell is the gradual one” writes Screwtape to his lesser-demon nephew Wormwood in this fascinating book by one of the great Christian writers.  Do you agree?  Does this make you nuts as you think about it?  […]

Living in the present.  Possibility or phewy?   Having just enough light for what is right ahead in your life.  Short-sighted or suprisingly wise? Lori and Alice discuss a snippet from Henri Nouwen’s day by day prayer and meditation guide  “Bread […]

What is the nature of evil? Find out from someone who knows something about it, Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West! Join Lori and Alice as they question what makes someone evil and the effects of evil on the […]

It is hard to go through times of sorrow in life, but they are necessary and perhaps even important to our overall growth and well-being.  Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they discuss Mary Oliver’s short but jam-packed poem […]

Take a look at salvation through the eyes of Bird, an abused child, in Connie May Fowler’s “Before Women Had Wings.” Lori and Alice will discuss such topics as: the God of the Old Testament versus the God of the […]

Lori and Alice discuss the importance of simplicity in daily life as they share quotations from the lovely novel “The Country of Old Firs” by Sarah Orne Jewett set in nineteenth century Maine. LISTEN NOW!  

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