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So it's not the season for fruit? Grow it anyway

You,” said the doctor to the patient, “are in terrible shape. You’ve got to do something about it.

Priest who aided Korean War POWs awarded Medal of Honor

They are all in their 80s now — these former POWs during the Korean War.

Unmarked Oregon graves get headstones 100 years later

PORTLAND — None of the people gathered knew the two whose names were etched on the gravestones.

It's our relationships that matter the most

Through life’s experience, we have the opportunity to learn valuable lessons and truths. If we will listen, can learn these truths from those to whom we’re closest who mean the most to us.

'Mother Nature' can't hold a candle to God

Q: The term “Mother Nature” is used a lot. We hear about Mother Nature’s fury, Mother Nature’s wrath, or Mother Nature “throwing everything at us.” Isn’t God in control of the weather? Where did Mother Nature come from and why the feminine angle? Curious minds want to know! — R., Dix Hills, NY, via my personal e-mail. (Hey, the guy is president of my synagogue!)

Between a rock and a hard place? Fear not

Hard places. Everyone travels through hard places in life. I want to help folks understand why hard places still exist in a faith-filled Christian’s life. The wrong perspective makes a hard place a whole lot harder.

Sandberg, Solzhenitsyn and Piglet offer prayers for Newtown

Carl Sandberg wrote, “A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.”

Vatican: World unlikely to end Dec. 21

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s top astronomer has some assurances to offer: The world won’t be ending on Dec. 21, despite predictions to the contrary.