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A Special Kind of Giving

Holding Elderly Hand (Bing)The Christmas season encourages us to shift our attention from receiving to giving, and that is a blessing because it frees us for a time from the prison of ego. Today’s financial uncertainty, however, curtails the kind of giving that involves spending money, so people need to seek other kinds.

One special form of giving is visiting a friend or relative afflicted with Alzheimer’s or one of the hundred other forms of dementia.… Read More


The Christmas Billboard Controversy

Man Browbeating 4926088644_226da4a963_zTimes Square billboards are rather prominent, so it was inevitable that the message recently posted there by an atheist group would get a reaction. It said: “Who needs Christ in Christmas? Nobody.” (Last year the message was “Keep the Merry. Dump the Myth.”)

Christians take offense at such insults to their faith. Why, they wonder, do atheists choose to be so mean-spirited? Some conclude that atheists envy the joy that the season brings Christians.Read More