Jesus

I love you no matter what you celebrate–or don’t

I don’t do Christmas. It all started when I was 17. I had been working for a few months as a waitress in a mountain resort hotel where they offer room and board for employees. It was a great solution to my homeless situation as well as a job; I had left home for good […]

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Start planning for a peaceful holiday season with these 10 tips

Most of my friends here in the US have been rolling their eyes about the Christmas decorations that have been in stores for weeks already, long before Halloween arrived on October 31. It does seem odd to see fake, glittery Christmas trees standing out like awkward newcomers at a party for leaf rakes, chrysanthemums, and […]

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Is the world more peaceful?

Imagine, just for a moment, that you’re a visitor from another planet. You’re from some other place far out beyond our solar system, from a place beyond our comprehension. Or maybe you’re from a different level of existence altogether. You might look just like humans here on Earth, or maybe not. Maybe you’re invisible. But […]

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My Holiday Message For You

Whenever I hear news of terrorist activities and people hurt, as with today’s news of parcel bombs in Rome, I wonder about the people behind it. They’re people, they’re human, and they have to be just like you and me, in some way. They can’t be all that different except for one thing: they want […]

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Turned a Cheek Lately?

With the Christmas holiday just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about the meaning of Christmas and the peace and love that Jesus and other spiritual leaders taught. Every so often, I hear how someone is confused by the scripture that says people should turn the other cheek. Jesus said, “If anyone strikes you on […]

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