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Islamic State has released a video showing the militants executing 30 ‘people of the cross’ in Libya. The video claims that those who were killed were Ethiopian Christians; the Ethiopian government has confirmed that they were Ethiopian migrant workers, but the Jerusalem Post has reported that three of those killed were from Eritrea. 112 more words

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The Seasons Through My Window

This “QuiltToon” shows all the seasons of the year as I see them through my bedroom window.  The branches of our big willow tree and the window box tell the story — the pointsettia is, of course, inside the window, and the window box filled with snow. 69 more words

A New Green Dress

the almond tree that houses

my meditation tea house

has decided that she wants

a new green dress

and I’m okay with that

as a woman… 156 more words

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Interesting Article

Throughout high school and college, I would always debate with my know-it-all professors about science eventually confirming the existence of God.  I was laughed at and ridiculed as I explained my deep belief that science does not in any way negate the existence of God, but instead confirms it by a deeper analysis of the workings of life itself, which point to an intelligence greater than our own.  67 more words

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On Writing 2

to the seekers of words

who know

to put words

to memory

is to let history live

continue the promise

of our ancestors

provide a future… 64 more words

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Attacks on Foreigners in South Africa - Statement from the World Methodist Council

I have a special interest in this issue as my wife, Marlene, was born in South Africa and we both have many family and friends living in Durban and Johannesburg.. 249 more words

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The more I pay attention to the world, the more I am forced to retreat into the worlds of my books.  That’s all for today.

Nigel Nicholas

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