King: Surrender’s blessings

Dec 23, 2019 by

Though we’d just met when hospital orderlies called us each from waiting room to pre-op, she and I agreed: We didn’t want to go. Trained by a culture that prioritizes control over surrender, I asked my...

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Celebrating the holidays — and every day

Dec 16, 2019 by

Celebration is what we are called to. We are called to practice joy by celebrating. What we have to learn is how to celebrate life. Celebrating life is not a party but an awareness that every moment is special...

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Yelling at one who gives $100 bills

Apr 8, 2016 by

Suppose I walk up to a neighbor and give them a $100 bill. They, of course, wonder what it’s for! I just say that I want to give it to them. Further, suppose I do this for 30 days, but then on the 31st day...

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Forget Black Friday

Nov 24, 2014 by

Each year the consumer extravaganza that is Black Friday fills the news — and bleeds more deeply into Thanksgiving. Stores compete to be the first to open. RadioShack plans to start doing business at 8 a.m....

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Simple faith

May 13, 2014 by

I remember as a child hearing people who would thank God for almost anything good that happened. If they remembered where they had misplaced their car keys, they would thank God. If the sun shone brightly for...

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