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Ihor Lakatosh’s Story: How Healing the Body Helps the Soul

(Photo credits: AP / Michael Dwyer) For those who have a healthy, working body, it’s easy to take it for granted. It’s only when our body isn’t working so well that we realize how profound an impact our body has

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering

Noah’s Ark: A Sea Change in the Human Mind

What do the stories of Creation and Noah’s Ark have in common? Umm . . . atheists and fundamentalists spend a lot of time arguing about them? Haha! Yes they do. But besides that? They’re both really old? Yes, they

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History, The Bible Re-Viewed

Kush Sharma and Sophia Hoffman Battle Words, Not Each Other, in Spelling Bee

A week ago in Jackson County, Missouri, an epic spelling bee battle between fifth-grader Sophia Hoffman and seventh-grader Kush Sharma finally came to an end. In the first part of the match—which was only meant to have one part—the two went

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Posted in Current Events

Tobias Bass and the Far-Reaching Power of Childhood Love

Tobias Bass had a problem. He wanted to run a 5K race with his older brother Titus, and he didn’t see how he could do it. You see, Titus has cerebral palsy. He can’t walk. And the boys’ single mom,

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Posted in Current Events

One Girl’s Heaven is Another Man’s Hell

Once upon a time, a five year old girl named Jayden Sink decided to set up a lemonade stand to raise money for charity. Her plan was a big success! She and her father raised over $170 selling cups of

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Posted in Current Events

Self-Esteem is Made to be Broken

Megan Thode believes that Lehigh University owes her a B. When instead she received a C+ in a class critical to her intended career as a professional counselor, she challenged the grade through the usual university channels. She even called

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Posted in Current Events, Spiritual Growth

Our Wish for You: Finding Happiness from Within

Our wish for you this Christmas is that you may find true happiness and joy. Happiness does not have to be dependent on your physical environment. Happiness can be yours whatever your external circumstances may be, as these pictures of

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Posted in Spiritual Growth

Where are my Children who have Died? Will I Ever See Them Again?

Special note Annette and I extend our deepest sympathies to all those who lost a child, family member, friend, or co-worker in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. We hope that the following previously-written article may bring

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Posted in The Afterlife

Is Hurricane Sandy God’s Punishment on the Wicked?

Amid the destruction and death caused by Hurricane Sandy there are stories of hope and redemption. A young man named Mike, washed out into the bay from his home on the Jersey Shore, managed to make his way back to

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Posted in All About God, Current Events, Pain and Suffering, The Bible Re-Viewed

Can Gang Members Go to Heaven? (Is Life Fair?)

A couple years ago a Swedenborg reader named Sue from San Francisco asked me a question. She had been thinking about an incident in which a 17-year-old gang member from Oakland had been shot and killed in a San Francisco

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering, The Afterlife
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