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Pulling Back the Curtain on Evil

The wizard, at first so foreboding and mysterious, turns out to be a harmless old man pulling levers, using special effects. After Toto, the dog, exposes the man’s charade by pulling at a curtain, the whole mystery evaporates…..
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A Holy Ghost Story

Halloween, for me, is a day of choice between dead spirits and the living God, between ghosts or the Holy Ghost, between divination or eternal salvation.
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Resurrection

The message of the resurrection is not only that Jesus was saved from death, but that the power of God can raise us from sin, sickness, and death.
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In God’s house

God, who is Love, doesn’t create animals to be aggressive. God makes all His creatures gentle and good.
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Women’s rights

Human freedom and fundamental rights must extend to women of all ages. The safety of society and progress of humanity depend upon it.
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Education in the Arab world

Mary Baker Eddy links educational development with spiritual growth. She believed that proper education opened thought to higher, more spiritual dimensions.
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Almost a woman prime minister

President Kim of South Korea appointed the first female prime minister in South Korea’s history. The National Assembly of South Korea vetoed the appointment.
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You’re not alone

My tire blew out as I was returning from a late night meeting. A woman alone, stranded. I trusted my safety to God.
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My birthday is…

How do you celebrate a day defined by tragedy? Pray for those who lost loved ones. Feel comforted by God and the knowledge of eternal life.
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International Day of Peace

This global 24-hour spiritual observation for peace is meant to demonstrate the power of prayer and other spiritual practices in promoting peace and preventing violent conflict.
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‘Got him!’ What’s next?

The capture of Saddam Hussein has thrown down a gauntlet of emotional temptations. The story of Nehemiah rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem helps to support a view of justice and safety.
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Beauty from the rubble

Beauty, like holiness needs to be cherished, nurtured, cultivated. It can inspire and support us as we rebuild structures and lives.
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Life after graduation

Graduation is the starter’s gun at a race. There’s this big bang, but it signals the beginning of the race, not the end. What you do with what you’ve learned, that’s the race. C. S. Monitor, May 2002
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Communication as sacrifice

If communicating means intimately working together with others, it certainly does involve a sacrifice of personal opinions, desires and ego. Working together is always more challenging than going it alone. csdirectory.com, October 2004
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Bridging a divide

It is possible to unite in productive action with those who have widely differing views and practices. God is the source of unity. C.S. Monitor, October 2004
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Love is the power behind nonviolence

Dr. King preached and practiced the biblical concept of ‘love your enemies.’ He had moved beyond a doctrinal platform to a living faith and comprehension of God as Love. C.S. Monitor, January 2004
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Liftoff with God

The vision of a rising flock of snow geese reminds me to rise each morning in jubilant expectation of God’s goodness. C.S. Monitor, January 2005
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Rock-solid

Qualities such as courage, wisdom, and integrity make a solid foundation that cannot be washed away by storms, no matter how devastating. C.S. Monitor, September 2005
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Heaven and hell

Even if your concept of God and goodness may seem slight, it can, will, grow to transform your life. C.S.Monitor, August 1999
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My Favorite Recess

I take recess every day, to find the ‘beautiful images of thought’ God is giving. C.S. Monitor, April 1999
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How I quit sucking my thumb

My Dad told me there was nothing that happened without thinking…there was no way that my thumb would just jump into my mouth all by itself. C.S.Monitor, March 1999
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God governs even the small things

Growing in our understanding of His laws of good opens a whole new approach to handling problems. Even the minutiae of daily life are governed by God. C.S. Monitor, December 1998
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Are You Cranky Today?

Practice the opposite of crankiness, i.e. grace. There is a divine inflluence pouring out to each and every one of us inspiration, confidence, creativity. C.S. Monitor, October 1998
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True Fatherhood

One man asked, ‘How can I honor someone who hasn’t done anything honorable?’ C.S. Monitor, June 1998
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Cinco de Mayo

For me, Cinco de Mayo will always mean allowing nothing to steal our joy. C.S. Monitor, May 1998
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Grace under pressure

Celebrating Professional Secretaries Day gives us an opportunity to express gratitude to those who reflect the grace of God. C.S. Monitor, April 1998
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Feast of Dedication

While the first Feast of Dedication took place over 2000 years ago, the lessons in devotion, courage, and strength are just as applicable today. Standing firmly for the supremacy of the one God, we are blessed. C.S. Monitor, December 1999
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Freedom of South Africa

Your prayer matters. It reaches the heart and strengthens the weak, regardless of distance, for God is there. C.S. Monitor, February 2000
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Grandparenting

The qualities expressed by children and grandparents are so conplementary, like jelly and peanut butter. It’s possible to keep them separate, but they’re so much better together! C.S. Monitor, March 2000
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The gratitude game

Take a few minutes and think of all the good things that have happened during the day and then be grateful for them. C.S. Monitor, August 2000
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The last laugh

Humor may help put situations in a better perspective. It can help us to realize that God is greater than any problem. C.S. Monitor, September 2000
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Rosh Hashana

What a beautiful tradition to celebrate a New Year by acknowledging God as the creator, the originator or all! C.S. Monitor, September 2000
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A shoebox of valentines

When you appreciate what’s good about people, it gets spread around. That’s the best kind of valentine. C.S. Monitor, February 2001
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