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Gifts that Come with Sitting in Church

Spiritual Sunday When I was young, I could never understand why someone would want to sit for 90 minutes in church.  But when I became a man (to quote Paul) I got it.  There is something in the experience that grounds one, a peace that descends.  This can occur even if one’s mind is wandering […]

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  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

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