Tag Archive: spiritual

Feb 16 2014

I didn’t really mean it

  Marcie stood before her Dad looking at her favorite toy car. Suddenly she jumped up in his lap and said, “You know, Daddy, this is my favorite toy. But I want you to have it.” Surprised, he asked, “Why, I know that you love this little car. Why are you giving it to me?” …

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Nov 26 2013

Giving Thanks Indeed: Longview Clergy Coalition leads the way

The Longview Clergy Coalition recently held a prayer rally at the Gregg County Court House. St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s Father Gavin Vaverek offered up opening prayers followed by the Reverend Lewis Thompson, Jr. who read aloud relevant scripture and led in a prayer thanking Jesus for the cross and for His spiritual blessings. Others of …

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Sep 08 2013

Faith in God: Good for your health?

Can faith in God improve your health? A surprising number of medical experts say it might. These scientists claim certain desirable qualities might be associated with personal faith and spiritual practice. Benefits often mentioned include speedier recovery from illness, lower blood pressure, stronger immune system, positive mental health and longer life. Insurance underwriters, call your …

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Jul 25 2013

Why does God bless the peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). “A peacemaker is a person who breaks up fights,” says Doug, age 10. Is this a referee or more like a bouncer? “If you try not to start fights but settle them, you will be thanked,” says Davis, 10. Often the …

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May 05 2013

St. Arbucks is my kind of place

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a big Starbucks fan. It’s not just because I live in Seattle, either. While I like the bold- somewhat bitter- flavor associated with the world’s most successful coffee chain, it’s not just their signature taste that has me hooked. What I love about the Starbucks in our town is how …

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