God looks after drunks and fools — Otto Van Bismarck I heard the above in many contexts, but I never knew that it might have been Otto Van Bismarck who originated the quote. The quote usually relates to reckless behavior by young people who do something stupid because they think they are immune. However, I…

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One thing we are learning about the coronavirus is that it is unforgiving. It goes after everyone, and even children and young athletes are not immune. The counterbalance is that God is always forgiving, no matter who we are or what we have done, God forgives and provides a second chance. I was thinking about…

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I used to worry that we were losing our need for personal contact and real FaceTime. I’d watch couples looking at their cellphones more than each other at restaurants, and notice that even my children would text their spouses rather than call. I was an old fuddy duddy. Now I find that absolute strangers want…

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I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live. —┬áHerman Hesse. No, the above quote is not from one of Hesse’s many characters such as Siddhartha, Damien, or the Magister Ludi. It is Hesse talking about a single tree. However, if I could adopt…

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Life gives us lots of wisdom about enduring the tough times. We hear phrases such as “one day at a time,” and “I’m hanging in there.” We are taught to hold on no matter what, but I wonder if “hanging in there” is always the right answer. Sometimes isn’t it better to just let it/her/him…

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