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  • The Holy Family of Francis I (Raphael)
    on May 21, 2011 in Religious Art art
    Painted by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, but better known as Raphael.  His contemporaries were Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, recognized as the “trinity”. (wonder if there was an competitiveness between them??) The Holy Family is a 15...
  • Dirty Feet
    on May 18, 2011 in My thoughts... my thoughts
    This week I had to go to the hospital to check out whether I had pneumonia.  My Dr. sent me for a chest x-ray to rule it out. You know the routine…remove all your clothes from the waist up and wear a johnny shirt tied in the back.  When I cam...
  • Prince of Foxes – Samuel Shellabarger
    on May 12, 2011 in books catholic
    I really enjoyed the cat and mouse games played in Rome during the 15th century by the main characters of Andrea Orsini & Mario Belli. Orsini is a suave, good looking, smart man (who has changed his name because he comes from poverty) who quickly...
  • Car tu est Mon Père
    on May 8, 2011 in God's Music Poems poems
    Mon Père, Je m’abandonne à Toi Mon Père, mon Père, je m’abandonne à toi. Fais de moi ce qu’il te plaira. Quoi que tu fasses je te remercie. Je suis prêt à tout, j’accepte tout, Car tu es mon père, je m’abandonne...
  • Why I am not a Christian – Bertrand RussellParts of an essay written (tongue in cheek) by Bertrand Russell that became a pamphlet. He caught my attention with this very first quote because that has always been something that Christians don’t seem to understand when they make their highf...
  • A Woman with 4 Past Lives?Since my antenna has been set to receive  spiritual and religious waves, it seems that my internal radio has brought in many different stations.  I never realized before the vast amount of “stuff” out there.  I’ve always believed...
  • Crabby Old People
    on Apr 27, 2011 in Poems christian my thoughts poems
    Although this was sent to me in an email…it touched me deeply…especially as I’m getting  older. I’ve always felt this way about old people and it’s probably has something to do with the fact that my grandmother lived wi...
  • Carl Bloch
    on Apr 25, 2011 in Religious Art art my thoughts
    Recently I had gone to Utah to visit my children (Amie & Bess) and grandchildren and while visiting, my daughter Bess and husband Micah took the time to take me to the Carl Bloch art display at  BYU . I know it was difficult for them, as we took...
  • My Stroke of Insight – Jill Boite Taylor
    on Apr 20, 2011 in books
    On December 10, 1996 Jill Boite Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain.  As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read...
  • Flowershop Flop
    on Apr 18, 2011 in People Stupidity people
    A flower shop in Moncton refused to sell  flowers to a gay couple (two brides) who were getting married. Flowers & Petals Wedding Flowers Shop, in Riverview, owned by Kimberly Evans, has since been in dirt  because of that decision. A protest w...
  • Using Hell as a Weapon Against One Another
    on Apr 7, 2011 in Christianity
    I don’t agree with everything Rob Bell says. But I think they’re worth saying. I think he puts a voice into the whole evangelical world which, if people will listen to it, will put you on your guard against judging people too quickly, making rapi...
  • Kenny the Homeless Man
    on Apr 3, 2011 in My thoughts... my thoughts
    Without going through all his details, his view was…it’s just what his life had given him. A bad home life (weak mother and alcoholic father) , bad timing for jobs (had a good job out west but had to come back because his youngest sister got into...
  • Music in Heaven?
    on Mar 30, 2011 in God's Music godly music
    If there is music in heaven…then this will be there… Print PDF...
  • More Solar Systems & The Mormon Church
    on Mar 27, 2011 in Mormon Religions beliefs religion
    In the Mormon church, one of the interesting doctrinal tidbits learned is that there are stars and planets without number.  I personally never had a problem accepting this principle. Now the LDS church’s position taken  in the 1800′s i...
  • David Cameron is Darn Brave
    on Mar 24, 2011 in Religion News leaders
    Multiculturalism is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown Islamic terrorism. In the future only organizations which believe in universal human - including women's rights - would be eligible for British government funds.
  • Religulous
    on Mar 22, 2011 in Theology videos beliefs
    Interviews of different religions by Bill Maher …it will make you think. I’m not crazy about his way of interviewing, but he does bring up important questions. Some bad language. Print PDF...
  • Madonna with the Christ Child and Saint John the Baptist
    on Mar 21, 2011 in Religious Art art women
    The blue, worn by the virgin Mary, symbolises the church and the red Christ’s death. With her eyes fixed on Christ, she holds up Christ, as he leans forward unsteadily to touch the miniature cross held by John. The poppy refers to Christ’...
  • Should We Have Funerals?Just recently, my husbands niece , who was 27 years old, the same age as my own son and had rett disease, finally succumbed to the many complications associated with it. When her father called to tell us the news, he explained that they weren’t...
  • Love Wins – Rob Bell
    on Mar 17, 2011 in Christianity videos
    Another voice about heaven and hell.  He celebrates Love and conversation.  He believes in heaven. He believes we all yearn for heaven or something more and we wouldn’t all yearn for something that doesn’t exist. He believes that some p...
  • Therapist Talks to Angels
    on Mar 15, 2011 in Spirituality
    Well , we have a brand new Angel Therapy Practitioner team in our midst! They offer  Angel Therapy®, Crystal Healing, Past Life Healing, Reiki, Chios® Healing, EFT, and Pet Healing, along with workshops, remote healing, distance readings, and trai...