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Strong Hurricane Poor Service

Erik Larson’s book Isaac’s Storm tells the true story of the September 9, 1900 hurricane which obliterated Galveston, TX–the greatest natural disaster in American history. Here’s a quote without comment about some of the response by Americans to the hurricane: The Red Cross gave out food and clothing, but found much of its supply of […]

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Bald Head Prayer

In his book “Prayers” (Sheed & Ward, 1963, 90-92) Michel Quoist prays with thanksgiving for the way in which a lecturer’s bald head reminds him of Jesus’ promise in Luke 12:7: “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”  It is a prayer thanking God for how he has made us each unique.  […]

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Psalm of the Day

A Psalm I prayed through today is Ps. 112.  It is a Psalm of Orientation–one of the Psalms which addresses the routine, ordinary, and day-to-day aspects of life.  This particular Psalm focuses on Wisdom–celebrating the way in which God has created a world that seems to function in such a wise way.  The specific wisdom the […]

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