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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Life Together

      The Way of Love

      You may have heard the line in movies, especially crime dramas, “we can do this the easy way or the hard way.” For the...

      Technological Progress

      I was going through a storage area at our church when I came across a relic of computers past: a floppy disk. If you...

      Unleashing Our Better Angels

      In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln reflected on the divisions then tearing the nation apart. He said, “We are not enemies, but friends....

      Investing in our Children’s Lives Pay Off!

      One Thursday, July 29, our son, Andrew, participated in the White Coat Ceremony as a first-year medical student at Loma Linda University in California....

      Is a Puzzlement

      I love puzzles. When I was growing up, we often had a jigsaw puzzle set up on the dining room table. We would all...

      When Less is More

      Those who know me well know I absolutely love to garden. Growing up under the tutelage of both my mother and maternal grandmother, I...

      The Examined Life

      Every year, I spend a week on retreat at a Cistercian monastery. It sounds strange at first, I admit. I drive down to the...

      Use Words When Necessary

      In Ireland, just North of Dublin, there is a place called Monasterboice that is home to a number of High Crosses. These crosses stand...

      Something to Lean On

      “Isn’t religion just a crutch?” a good friend once asked me. I paused. I paused because usually that phrase is used pejoratively, as in religion...

      Making Space

      Twice in the gospel story, Jesus clears out the commerce that had occupied space in the temple precinct. In the Gospel of Mark, chapter...

      Latest News

      Asphalt Overlay Project set to begin on Monday (Oct. 25)

      MUSCATINE, Iowa – The milling and asphalt overlay of select street and alley segments, part of the 2021-2022 Hot Mix...