You,” said the doctor to the patient, “are in terrible shape. You’ve got to do something about it.
They are all in their 80s now — these former POWs during the Korean War.
PORTLAND — None of the people gathered knew the two whose names were etched on the gravestones.
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.
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!)
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.
By ANDREW KHOURI
By CATHERINE HICKLEY
Carl Sandberg wrote, “A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.”
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.