Yield! by guest bloggist M.J. Johnston

I grew up in a small town with a traffic circle at one end.  It functioned smoothly until someone who was unfamiliar with the right-of-way rules would enter.  Either the driver would hesitate – hopelessly waiting for someone to stop to allow them in, or they would just drive into the circle thinking they had the right of way.  In both instances, it would cause disruption to the regular flow...
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Rethinking the Flu Season by guest bloggist Brenda Evers

Recent headlines, “It’s the flu season” and “Flu reaches epidemic proportions”, prepare us for what is coming. But there is an important part of that preparation that has been left out–how to think about this news!  This news can feel like an announcement of the inevitable.  But maybe it could be seen as a request to examine how we think about the flu and flu epidemics and think...
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Spiritual Catalysts Uplift Relationships by guest blogger Brenda Evers

You probably know what a catalyst is.  If you ever took a Science class, you may remember the metal or other material added to an experiment to make it go faster.  The catalyst itself wasn’t changed.  It just made the desired chemical change go faster. Is there such a thing as a spiritual catalyst?  Something that makes a desired effect occur quicker, but isn’t changed itself? ...
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It’s a matter of perspective!

When I initially moved to Baltimore and first met my husband, I got “the look” when he found I had never heard of Johnny Unitas, Brooks Robinson or Wes Unseld. To be honest with you, I gave him “the look” when I found he had never heard of Rudolph Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, or the Three Tenors — Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras. However, we both tried our best to appreciate the others...
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Happy New Year!

“A new year is a nursling, a babe of time, a prophecy and promise clad in white raiment, kissed – and encumbered with greetings – redolent with grief and gratitude.”  Mary Baker Eddy “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”  Hal Borland “The new year begins in a...
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