Humor & Anecdotes

  • Protecting Your Real Worth
    Protecting Your Real Worth Knot Between Your Pearls (Not Only Between Your Pearls)   I was given a lovely strand of pearls as a gift and was told that they were Japanese Hanadama Akoya AAA grade pearls designed by Mikimoto. The triple A signifies the highest-quality pearl, “virtually flawless.”…
  • Smiling Is Better!
    Smiling Is Better! The only face you should make is a smile! I heard this great concept in a lecture by Herbert Reike, CSB (Christian Science Teacher and Practitioner). He said that he was having a conversation with a man about happiness and asked the man whether he…
  • Facing Your Fears!
    Facing Your Fears! Facing your fears! Yikes!!!!!   FEAR: Forgetting Everything About Reality FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real   When my son was in high school, he played a video game in which the objective was for the heroine or hero to rescue the princess who was being…

Movie Club

  • The Santa Claus Movie
    The Santa Claus Movie The Santa Claus Movie: He Is Always Joyful   ALERT! SPOILER AHEAD:   In the Christmas comedy Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus, starring Steve Guttenberg and Crystal Bernard, Santa Claus is preparing to retire, and his son Nick played by Guttenberg is next in line…
  • Healing a Broken Heart
    Healing a Broken Heart If I Only Had Some Oil. There have been many interpretations, allegories and metaphors of “The Wizard of Oz” that refer to the political and economic social events in America during the 1890s. Along with those are some religious allegories. When I think about this…
  • Privacy Or Responsibility?
    Privacy Or Responsibility? No Man is an Island “No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory…

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Article: Lent
Category: Serious Minded


Fasting from Chocolate!

Lent season reminds me of when I was a child being raised in both Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

My mom would take me and my sisters to church to receive our ashes on Ash Wednesday and that meant we had better have decided what we were going to give up for forty days in celebration of Lent...

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Animals & Nature Topics

  • Beavers
    Beavers I think animals and nature can always teach us something if we dare to learn from them. Let’s discover what beavers can teach us. The beaver is the national animal of Canada and is depicted on the Canadian nickel. Beavers are family oriented, monogamous, and pair for life. Both parents…
  • Sharks - Predator or Prey?
    Sharks - Predator or Prey? Sharks in the Water or Sharks out of the Water? Who’s the Real Predator? Though accurately predicting exactly how many sharks are killed every year by humans remains difficult, estimates show up to 73 million sharks are killed annually for their fins alone.1  Shark fins are used to make shark…
  • Appreciating Nature
    Appreciating Nature Loving Nature Should Be Natural. Nature is a part of creation, not apart from creation, and if we continue to allow ourselves to close our eyes and block our ears to the world of beauty and amazement performed by nature and justify the egregious abuse and neglect of it, then…

Classroom Learning Topics

The Parables of Christ Jesus - The Patches and the Wineskins
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The Parables of Christ Jesus - The New Cloth and Old Coat
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The Parables of Christ Jesus
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The Beatitudes
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"Look and you will find it. What is unsought will go undetected."

~ Sophocles
“When divine love gains admittance to a humble heart, that individual ascends the scale of miracles…”

~ Mary Baker Eddy
“The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.”

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Perhaps a man’s character is like a tree and his reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing.”

~ Abraham Lincoln
"The mediocre teacher tells; The good teacher explains; The superior teacher demonstrates."

~ Anonymous
“Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t owe anyone anything, with the exception of love to one another—that is a debt which never ends—because the person who loves others has fulfilled the law.”

~ Romans 13:8
“Love hurts nobody.”

~ J.B. Phillips

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