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Kindness Is A Vitamin

“Verily, Allah is compassionate and is fond of compassion, and He gives to the compassionate what He does not give to the harsh.”  – Muhammad I’ve returned to a time in life when I’m supposed to take my vitamins.  I was force fed them as a kid, along with a spoonful of castor oil, and […]

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Aiming At Nothing And Hitting It

When I became a minister, my role as a pastoral counselor had special significance for me.  I regarded counseling as a professionally recognized practice.  Everything else about being a pastor—the ceremonies, the praying, the studying of religious books, the time spent with women who were home all day—seemed to be seen as more akin to […]

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