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Diplomas and Maturity

You probably know someone who will wear the cap and gown this month. Graduation isn’t the end point, but just a rest stop along the way. Likewise, our quest for spiritual and emotional maturity is a lifelong journey. And remember, the dictionary is the only place where maturity comes before perseverance, values, and work.

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A World of Difference

The endless variety in our world can be frustrating when we try to categorize things. But the incredible extent of diversity points to creation by an infinitely creative intelligence. And that awareness of a divine creator provides a basis for us to extend honor and respect to the uniqueness of each person.

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Beauty and Danger

“Enjoy looking but don’t touch.” Many of the things that pose danger to us make their initial appearance in one of those three ways: presenting an attractive appearance, offering to satisfy a physical hunger, or promising to make us wise.

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A Woman of Faith, A Community of Love

Shirley Thomson was a woman of faith. Her deep faith in God was the foundation and guiding principle of her life. It made all the difference in the way she faced life and in the way she faced death.

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Putting a Dollar Value on Faith?

Throughout his life Elvis kept a Bible that had his name inscribed on the front cover. After his death, that heavily worn Bible revealed a little about his inner life. About a year ago that Bible was sold at auction for $94,600… from my vantage point that’s a good starting point for the value for faith!

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