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Mar 23 2017

Books Like Shoes

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Thanks to the patience of my son-in-law, David Alexander Baker, I still have a blog site. This is the third time in six years that I have determined to maintain a blog and failed. Well, this time I am going to do it and do it faithfully. There is so much to think about and […]

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Aug 23 2013

Right wing nonsense

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It is so hard to believe that real people are saying things such as the ones quoted in the newsletter of “Emily’s List” for Summer of 2013.  They are living in a time warp and have no connection to this century.  Here are some of the quotes and the people who said them. Governor Phil […]

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Apr 29 2013

The Dance of the Love of God

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“The dance of the love of God cannot be danced alone.”  This sentence is copied from Dorothee Soelle”s book, The Silent Cry, Mysticism and Resistance. This is the third time I have read this book and each time her spirituality ignites my own some more.  This sentence and others throughout the book strike me because […]

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Apr 17 2013

Christ in a Container

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Commercialism is creeping  into Communion, the most sacred act of Christians of all times and all places.  The writer of the Gospel according to Matthew tells us that Jesus, on the last night of his life took bread and broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”  Then he took a cup of wine […]

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Mar 08 2013

My Mother Prayer

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The “My Mother Prayer” is one of the most consistently heart-touching prayers I have every prayed. This prayer to my Mother who is within me is adapted from a prayer written by Miriam Therese Winter.  She  is a Roman Catholic Medical Mission Sister,  theologian, writer and songwriter (e.g. “Joy Is Like the Rain” (1966), “Knock Knock” (1968), […]

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Feb 28 2012

Corpsman Kyler Estrada

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Yesterday morning I set out to talk to a couple of people about my book Learning a New Language, Speech About Women and God. Little did I know that I would spend part of that time crying in a cemetery.  My first effort was a call to a hosptial chaplain who I am hoping will […]

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Feb 28 2012

Tansvaginal Ultrasound and Aristotle

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The Virginia State Legislature and those of several other states that have a law mandating transvaginal ultrasounds before all abortions probably don’t realize that they are clinging, in the 21st century, to logic that was proposed in the 4th century by Aristotle. He wrote, “It is the best for all tame animals to be ruled […]

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Sep 03 2011

The Power of Intention

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The Power of Intention is the title of  one of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s many books. I discovered it at a Barnes and Noble store where I spend much time.  I was sitting at one of the little tables on the edge of the Starbucks store when I spotted, not the title or the author, […]

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May 30 2011

Freedom Has a Price

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Driving by a church on my way to the bookstore on this Memorial Day holiday, I read this on their streetboard: Freedom Has a Price. I believe they are right!  Freedom does have a price, but it is a price that is paid not only by military personnel on a battlefield somewhere in the world. […]

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May 27 2011

From Heaven to My Heart

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My newly published book, From Heaven to My Heart, God’s Journey With Me, could  be classified as  “memoirs.” But I would label it instead a “spiritual autobiography.” Memoirs belong to famous people, people who have been big players in the course of world events.  If the events of my life are interesting to people who don’t […]

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