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Month: June 2012

laughter of the gods

Laughter of the Gods

The Ancient Greeks told the story of a man who had lost the ability to laugh. Parmeniscus consulted the oracle on this subject, the Pythian priestess replied to him, "You're asking me, you laugh-less man, about the power to laugh again. Your mother will give it you at home, if you with reverence to her come." So, on this, he hoped that when he returned to his country he should be able to laugh again.

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Sighting Marvels in a Beseiged City

"He has made marvelous His lovingkindness to me in a besieged city" (Psalm 31:21) We are not always cognizant of the marvels of His lovingkindness. In a city besieged, we are apt to keep our eyes at ground-level, narrowly focused on the evil and the machinations of war. We see nothing of the glories, nothing […]

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Half-muttered Prayers and Redeeming Grace

Two weeks ago my hands raced ahead of my thoughts, trying to prepare for vacation. The kids were going to camp and my husband and I, alone for the first time in seventeen years, had decided to take a trip. Plans were duly laid and tasks were soon assigned. Then came a rash of irritations […]