Norway's Oklahoma City – Why?

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Almighty God comfort the People of Norway during this time of death and confusion.  Give them courage, strength, and bless them with peace allowing each person to find closure.  Amen.       Why God?  Why do these things happen?  Do you allow them?  Free choice?  What was the choice of the people murdered? An Oslo police officer [Read More...]

Church-State Separation in 2012

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In 2011, a poll conducted by the First Amendment Center found that 67% of Americans favor a separation of church and state.  Although delighted, I’m skeptical of the numbers.  Social conservatives, especially in the South,  are far more likely to understand the separation of church and state differently than those in the Northeast.  A conservative in Massachusetts or New [Read More...]

Mother Teresa, CEO – Book Review

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“Discover the Joy of Discipline” is an advice chapter offered in Mother Teresa, CEO:  Unexpected Principles for Practical Leadership that I was invited by Patheos to review and reflect on.  Although I wouldn’t describe them as “unexpected principles,” or that they are always practical … Read More Here.  [Read more...]

Sophia's Ballet

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The New York City Ballet (NYCB) arrived for its annual two week July engagement at its summer home in Saratoga Springs, NY.  I have the good fortune to live nearby.  Alexander Pushkin aptly described ballet as “a dance executed by the human soul.”  There is something sacred about every ballet performance.     Dance has the potential [Read More...]