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October 19 / / DEVOTIONALS

Each Thursday morning, I lead a healing service at St. John’s By-the-Sea Episcopal on Oahu, Hawaii. But if you attended one, the name might confuse you. In fact one attendee had no idea to call it that!

Let me explain…

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September 6 / / DEVOTIONALS

The First Amendment to our country’s Constitution says that:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

By this, you are guaranteed the freedom of religion. It also forbids Congress from restricting your religious practices.

But what if you were Charee Stanley?

September 2 / / DEVOTIONALS

Growing up, my mom was a very devout Catholic. By that I’m not referring to that old joke about devout Catholics going to Mass only on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday. My mom was super-religious.

My mom made sure my brother and I went to Mass each Sunday, went to Confession on Saturday and committed to say the rosary every evening before dinner. That’s a lot of hardcore praying.

Why did my mom push us to do all this?

August 24 / / DEVOTIONALS

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I/I took the one less traveled by/And that has made all the difference–Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”

Life is sometimes filled with tough decisions to make. Where even when you choose what is right, somehow you still don’t feel good about it.