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You Are Beautiful

Our American society today is obsessed with physical beauty.  It pressures people to be thinner, fitter, younger, sexier. The plethora of products, treatments, surgeries, pills, crash diets, makeup, and programs designed to change our appearance to fit the impossible standards of “perfection” is vast and ubiquitous.  Everywhere you look, be it TV, magazines, the internet, […]

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Happiness Versus Holiness

“All I want is for you to be happy.” That statement has always bugged me for some reason. Don’t get me wrong, I want all my loved ones to be happy. I hate to think that any of them have to suffer or carry burdens, but happiness is not what life is about. God did […]

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The Importance of Prayer

We sometimes both compartmentalize and limit ourselves in our faith, because we place more importance on things such as work, socializing, having fun, etc. We minimize our faith without meaning to. We simply forget about it in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In order to avoid putting our faith in a box and […]

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To Create Many Ripples

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa This was the inscription on a piece of wood art given to me by an older cousin of mine this weekend. I must say that she is on a roll, because last Christmas […]

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