Middle Aging Gracefully

I love being middle-aged. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t love the mousy gray hair that loiters at my temples even though Miss Clairol and I kick it out every 10 weeks. I don’t love my matching set of grandma hands – why, oh why, didn’t I soak my hands in Ivory dish detergent when I had the chance?

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An Unpopular Mercy

Some spiritual works of mercy are more popular than others. “Comfort the Sorrowful” and “Counsel the Doubtful,” for example, have their own line of greeting cards with flowers and small, fuzzy animals on them. People buy them by the millions. But then there’s “Admonish the Sinner.” Has anybody bothered testing the market for this one?

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The Genius of Mary

Do we really get Mary? We know that God made her perfectly sinless. She needed to be perfect, because Jesus would take His human nature from her. That’s why she was humble, meek, and so, so, good. And that’s where we get stuck.

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