End Times and 2012

What do roller coasters and setting exact end time dates have in common? Both allow us to experience a thrill while at the same time realizing we may not be in immanent peril for our lives. Until the “ride” is over, it captures our full attention. So, we don’t have to pay attention to what […]

November 21, 2012 in Featured Articles by

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Godspell and the Twin Towers (prepare ye the way of the Lord)

The anniversary of September 11 raises painful memories… but there is another memory of the Twin Towers, which is also relevant, if you can hearken back to it. . . It was in the movie Godspell, where Jesus and his followers are walking across the nearly completed Twin Towers, and Jesus is preaching a message of […]

September 9, 2010 in Featured Articles by

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Step Back from Schadenfreude

“Oh how the mighty have fallen” is the essence of Schadenfreude — the delight we can all take in seeing someone taken down a notch. The problem with Schadenfreude, though, is where it originates… it’s not from anything good and lovely, but from a darker side of our selves. If we look at the Hebrew […]

May 30, 2010 in Health and Healing by

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Billboards and TV bombard us with images of  beautiful, perfect, happy people. How can anyone live up to that? Young people especially, being more impressionable, are made to feel inadequate.  About.com notes that models weigh 23%  less than average women: “When you stop and think about the fact that the average height and weight for a […]

December 11, 2009 in Stormy Issues by

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