Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Religious, spiritual support benefits men and women facing chronic illness, MU study finds

I have to admit, I always find it mildly amusing when science manages to catch up with the knowledge of the rest of us. *Chuckle* This is an interesting study which includes information that is gender specific. I like that it notes that while women gain mental health benefits, men also gain physical health. I suspect that as men interact with those who care with them (rather than hiding in their caves as they generally do), they become more interested in their own health. This leads to much better outcomes all over. Of course, that's just my opinion. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The death of a dictator

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Muammar Gaddafi is dead. An autopsy has confirmed his death, and the death of his son. There are graphic images scuttling about the internet of the death of this dictator and terrorist. I can't say that I am torn up about his death - he brought suffering and horror to thousands upon thousands of people, and it is time for him to be gone from this life. At the same time, I do not cheer his death, either. How could I? I am horrified at the stories going around, how he was raped with a dagger before they killed him, how they stored his body in a root cellar to humiliate him, and the scores of other stories that exist. I am not sorry he is dead, but by doing these things to him prior to death, and after his death, his killers prove only that they are no different than Gaddafi himself. It is a shame. Death should never be celebrated in this way.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Interfaith holiday cards from FOR | Fellowship of Reconciliation

I've been a naughty minister in regards to my interfaith postings. I discovered that weekly lumps of postings wasn't working for me. Especially right now, with so much going on with moving and cleaning and getting used to new schedules, I just can't devote that much time to a single day a week. However, I can post piecemeal as I find things of interest. And with that, I share these incredible interfaith holiday cards!

Interfaith holiday cards from FOR | Fellowship of Reconciliation:

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