Tag Archives: Blessing

Bless Your Heart

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 “Well, bless your heart.” What a wonderful thing to hear.  Someone wants to impart a blessing upon your inmost being.  But before you begin to savor that inward rush of joy and gratitude, it’s just possible that those words mean something else.  “Bless your heart” – especially if you’re in the American South – can fall anywhere along a spectacular range of… Read more »

Riding the Waves

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According to Greek legend, it took the hero Odysseus 10 years to reach home by journeying across the Mediterranean Sea after the Trojan War.  But that’s nothing.  So far an armada of plastic toys has been at sea for 29 years.  And some of them have gone halfway around the world. The great Plastic Duck Odyssey began on January 10,… Read more »

Being Happy, Being Blessed

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Throughout July we’re taking an in-depth look at Proverbs, the Bible’s one-of-a-kind book about our never-ending need for wisdom. Charles M. Schulz never hid the fact that his most famous cartoon creation was really a depiction of himself. Charlie Brown is a boy with a big ego (as represented by his huge head) who experiences life as incurably disappointing and… Read more »