Honoring the Flag

I love to fly the U.S. flag as a way of showing honor to this country that I love. I am in the habit of flying the flag every day and it reminds me of the many blessings and freedoms I enjoy living in this nation. Sometimes the wind will whip the flag up on the roof, but it is a simple matter to pull it...

The Witness of Love: Of Gods and Men

We are pleased to welcome guest blogger Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, who will be contributing to our blog. This is her first post.  Not long after midnight on March 27, 1996, seven Trappist monks were kidnapped from the monastery of Our Lady of Atlas in Tibhirine, Algeria. After two months in captivity, they...

Of Mud and Other Signs of Spring

This is NOT a sign of spring. Here in New England, the birds are starting to sing again outside. That means spring is approaching. Slowly, steadily—it will bump around in the shadows for at least a few more weeks, teasing us with 40 degree temperatures that drop down to 20 in the evening and come wrapped...

Dogs in My Circle of Love

As a never-married person, I usually feel lonely around St. Valentine’s Day. That’s particularly true right now since I no longer have a dog.  Dogs prove God’s unconditional love. And over the years six dogs taught me this.  Family Dogs The first dog I ever knew was my grandparents’ dog, Whiskers,...

Looking for Love?

“Love stories never go out of style,” writes Allan F. Wright in his latest book, The Bible’s Best Love Stories. We read stories about love, we view films about love, we listen to songs about love, we text others about our love, we post our love on Facebook. Most of us have experienced love in some...

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