“There was no room at the inn, but God came anyway.”*

Here's another oldie-but-goody from my holiday archives... I just remember their kindness and goodness to me, and their peacefulness and their utter simplicity. They inspired real reverence, and I think, in a way, they were certainly saints. And they were saints in that most effective and telling way: sanctified by leading ordinary lives in a …

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A tale of two [kinds of] Santas

Christmas 2019 is right around the corner, so I thought that I'd share this oldie-but-goodie with my readers. Enjoy! This weekend, New York was invaded by thousands of Santas, elves, reindeer and at least one Sugar Plum Fairy courtesy of Santacon 2016.  I had all but forgotten about the event, until I spotted the first crowd …

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Faith that Works

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do …

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