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I Want it All!

From times ancient to modern, greedy characters have populated our legends, stories, and films, from King Midas to Gordon Gecko (Wall Street), from Ebenezer Scrooge to Henry Potter (It’s a Wonderful Life), from the Pardoner (Canterbury Tales) to Mr. Krabs (SpongeBob...

Words for Life

In his book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis writes: There is a story about a schoolboy who was asked what he thought God was like. He replied that, as far as he could make out, God was ‘the sort of person who is always snooping around to see if anyone is enjoying...
Beauty from Ashes

Beauty from Ashes

[Editor’s note: This coming week is the one-year anniversary of the Borderline shooting and the Woolsey fire, events that had great impact on our local communities. Kellie Van Atta’s meditation, written last November, reminds us of both the heart-rending sorrows and...

The One Best Antidote Against Affairs

“It would be impossible for that to happen to us.” “I could never cheat on my wife.” “Only bad people in lousy marriages have affairs.”  So go some of the misperceptions and self-deceptions that have led to disaster in many marriages. During the 1950s, sex-researcher...

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“Never tell me the odds.” —Han Solo, The Empire Strikes Back In 1954, Britain’s Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile for the first time in recorded human history. Once runners learned that such a time was possible, many others followed. It took John Landy of...

Hidden Treasures

 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” – Jesus, Matthew 13:44 On the Greek island of Milos in 1820, a man named Yorgos unearthed several carved...