Category: Various

The King Is Just
December 21st, 2014

various Mark Twain was an American author and two of his most popular books are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. These books share the same characters and so the second of the two books, Huckleberry Finn, begins with this: You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the […]

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Rescued from Eternal Misery
July 8th, 2013

Various texts “War is hell.” William Tecumseh Sherman, a Union general in the American Civil War, is credited with this line and he knew first hand what he was talking about. He saw the death and destruction of thousands of young men and he himself created much of the destruction as he created a “scorched […]

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Longing for Heaven
June 30th, 2013

Various texts You are all going to die. Why does it come as such a shock that I would say this? Is it because it is not true? Is it inappropriate to point this out? Saint Benedict, who founded the Catholic order of Benedictines, had 73 rules for his monks and rule 47 was: “To […]

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Loving the World
June 23rd, 2013

Various texts I just spent eleven days in Ireland and depending on where you come from, the most amazing part of those days varies. For the Irish, the most amazing thing was that in those eleven days there were six sunny days, two days of rain, and three days of part sun, part rain. In […]

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Teaching Words of Life
June 2nd, 2013

Various I learned a lot from my father. He taught me that when you are digging from a pile, dig from the bottom and let the pile work for you. Let the dirt come down rather than work to get it off the top of the pile. He taught me that when you get bucked […]

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