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Sweet Flower

“Thank you Lord Jesus, that you will be our hiding place, whatever happens.” Corrie ten Boom “Sweet flower” is what her name means. Grandma also told us it was the name of an ancient Armenian princess. Grandma’s first name was Siranouche. My wife’s middle name

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The Uncles

“There should always be more waiting than striving in a Christian’s prayer.” Evelyn Underhill I tried to seem interested. These “men’s men” were in deep and reverent conversation, and I was an unwitting participant. I learned long ago to both interpret, and semi-fluently speak, the

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Enjoy Your Life

“The malice of sloth lies not merely in the neglect of duty (though that can be a symptom of it) but in the refusal of joy. It is allied to despair.” Evelyn Waugh, from The Seven Deadly Sins Pap, as we called him, was a

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Sacred Interruptions

“While visiting the University of Notre Dame, where I had been a teacher for a few years, I met an older, experienced professor who had spent most of his life there. As we strolled over the beautiful campus, he said with a certain melancholy in

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A Quiet Plane Ride

“Rest. Rest. Rest in God’s love. The only work you are required now to do is to give your most intense attention to His still, small voice within.” Madame Jeanne Guyon A quiet plane ride. That’s all I wanted. He came in as they shut

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