Although we apologize, we atone, and we ask for forgiveness, there are times when forgiveness doesn’t come. That does not mean our actions are for naught, to the contrary. Except for the forgiveness that comes from God, there are lots of times forgiveness doesn’t come. We are not in control of someone else’s emotions, and…

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On this day of Yom Kippur I had a wonderful meditation in mind to write about forgiveness. One of my favorite topics for the Pew.   Turns out God had other plans and a lesson to teach me today. When I started my computer my browser wasn’t working. I couldn’t get access to the website…

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Now we in the Carolinas start the long recovery from Hurricane Florence, I’m reminded that it’s not just human life that is fragile, but our planet is fragile and ever changing. For weeks, we went through through the long process of waiting for a turtle named Florence to attack and all the time copying with…

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It is Monday and it’s time start my diet, start working out, quit watching football, and a hundred other promises to improve and seek out behavior that accomplishes my goals. Then quicker than you can say “Jack Robinson,” I go back on my good intentions. My Chicago Bears are playing tonight, we have some oatmeal…

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For those who don’t know about Dear Abbey it is an advice column¬†founded in 1956 by Pauline Phillips under the pen name “Abigail Van Buren” and carried on today by her daughter, Jeanne Phillips. My friend John Bridges writes an advice column for a Nashville, Tennessee publication. But sometimes there was nothing like the advice,…

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