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WELCOME
One of the main things I learned in high school years ago in north Texas was to flip on a smile.
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YOUR LETTERS

Thank you for the small column with big content, "You do matter" [February 18].
items of interest

items of interest

"More than a half-century ago, theologian Teilhard de Chardin conceived of an emerging web of global consciousness, which he dubbed the noosphere.
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How one woman went about finding the kind of happiness that isn't at the mercy of anyone or anything.
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A reason to be glad

With the power of God, it's possible to take tough situations and turn them into steppingstones to greater joy.
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Actual physical healing is one of the byproducts of feeling the gladness God gives us all.
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When the author found herself suffering from the symptoms of manic depression—an illness that ran in her family—she tried many different remedies. Prayer was the only one that worked.
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'Thou hast turned my mourning into dancing ...'

Two women tell how they were able to conquer grief and despair over the passing of loved family members.
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A white chaliced tulip, orange-crowned daffodils butter and honeycupped, the perfume of narcissuspetal fanned, these are vowels in God's own language.
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The Sentinel asks... 'What brings lasting happiness?'

Happiness is a mental and physical state of complete serenity and peace.
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A Church less rigid

Part 2 of our series "The changing face of church" profiles religion writer Philip Yancey.
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'I became a writer, I now believe, to sort out words used and misused by the church of my youth.
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Gathering news stories with a spiritual perspective week by week, we wondered what kinds of material the Sentinel of a century ago carried.
Testimony of Healing

Prayer alone heals serious dog bite

'I knew then and still know now that whatever strength I had came from God and my reliance on Him—not from my human body.'

Testimony of Healing

Severe burn quickly healed

I had only two days before I was to leave for Venezuela on a visit to my daughter, and there were many things to do before I left.
Testimony of Healing
At one time, I found myself locked into my role in the old wives' tale about mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law not getting along.
FROM THE EDITORS

It is possible to embrace serenity, contentment, and joy as a kind of "built-in" way of thinking.

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