Religion

Unwelcome words that fall upon deaf ears

July 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

When you hear the word “prophet,” what comes to mind? I think most would say that it invokes the image of a grizzled old man with a long gray beard, where birds might build a nest. He would be dressed in clothes made of animal hair or some ...

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Please note: the menu has changed

July 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

What is the most unusual sandwich that you have ever tasted?The following is a menu of 12 real sandwiches. Which one would you order?1. Luther Burger (Hamburger or cheeseburger served between two glazed donuts)2. St. Paul Sandwich (Egg foo ...

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Spinning in circles chasing the dot

July 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

Do you believe in the Devil?If so, what exactly does this mean? Are you talking about a living being, or something else, like pesky, negative internal thoughts?In any event, whatever you believe, some of the Devil’s titles are “deceiver” a...

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The wear on everyday silverware

June 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

A couple of years ago, I overheard a conversation between my sister-in-law, Kris, and my wife, Jeanne. They were talking about china patterns.Jeanne had discovered and purchased a small sugar bowl at an antique store. It had the same patter...

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The mysteries of heaven in two cats

June 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

I looked out the window this morning. Trees revealed a gentle breeze. The sky was overcast, a continuous stretch of same-greyness, wonderfully and masterfully dappled by God’s own brush. Then came a small, slender, slinking figure into view...

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3 cats on a sunlit carpet

June 15, 2018 at 3:00 am

Over the past few months, there have been changes in our household. Our daughter has temporarily moved in with us. She has a cat named Shadow, whom she rescued off the streets of Port Angeles. He is now strictly an inside-the-house cat.I’m ...

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Revisiting predestined ‘Days of Future Past’

June 08, 2018 at 3:00 am

What music comes to mind when you think back in time? One of the songs that I loved was part of the album, “Days of Future Past,” by the Moody Blues. It was released in 1967.The concept of the album is to describe someone’s day, from beginn...

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Taking another look at the Messiah

June 01, 2018 at 3:00 am

Mark 8: 22-26: “They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, ...

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Communing with nature: the second step

May 25, 2018 at 3:00 am

I was talking with someone recently. He believes that God is the author of all things – from the beauty of nature to our flesh and bone bodies. I would agree.He shared that people should be mindful of this, and to live life as an expression...

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Yes, Jesus loves (my footwear)

May 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

I realize the following sounds a bit odd. Still, I want to share.Of all the topics in the world, I recently found myself studying “shoes in Biblical times.”I had no idea that there would be so many ancient customs regarding what is worn on ...

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