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Shall We Play a Game?

Have you seen the movie “War Games” from way back in 1983?  It must still be popular since it’s not included for free on any of the popular streaming services, you actually have to buy or rent it.  The plot is that a military… Continue Reading “Shall We Play a Game?”

And on the sixth day, God created … Lust?

“God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.  God blessed them and God said to them: Be fertile and multiply” (Genesis 1:27-28). In creating us men and women He also gave us… Continue Reading “And on the sixth day, God created … Lust?”

I Want an Oompa Loompa Now!

This week’s installment of how to use the 7 heavenly virtues to defeat the 7 deadly sins:  Charity versus Greed.  I woke up this morning thinking about the movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  This was my favorite movie as a kid and… Continue Reading “I Want an Oompa Loompa Now!”

Lions and Sloths and Bears, Oh My!

Did you practice your temperance last week?  Melanie went to the grocery store without me, under protest.  She came back with a receipt that represented 75 percent need and only 25 percent want.  And she saved $25 off our normal weekly bill which will… Continue Reading “Lions and Sloths and Bears, Oh My!”

The Fast Path to Temperance

Next up in our review of the 7 heavenly virtues and their opposing deadly sins; overcoming the vice of gluttony with the virtue of temperance. Gluttony is a deadly sin … literally.  The number one killer in our society is heart disease, mainly caused… Continue Reading “The Fast Path to Temperance”

Winner Stays

I wrote the following chapter of the Playground Heaven book for my Dad.  Today is his birthday, so I’m sharing it with you all as a tribute to him.  Please join me in wishing him a happy birthday on his facebook page here. “I’ll… Continue Reading “Winner Stays”

Look Out, Here Comes the Green-Eyed Monster!

Guess who coined the term, “the green-eyed monster,” and in what book it was first used?  Might as well just give you the answer and save you a 15 second search; William Shakespeare, Othello.  I’m “green with envy” at how quickly the kids of… Continue Reading “Look Out, Here Comes the Green-Eyed Monster!”

Yeah, Yeah, Patience – How Long is That Gonna Take?!

Did you successfully complete your humility challenge last week?  Did you apologize to someone?  Did you have a friendly debate?  If so, I’ll bet it tested your patience.  It sure did mine. Therefore this week’s “V” topic is how to use the virtue of… Continue Reading “Yeah, Yeah, Patience – How Long is That Gonna Take?!”

The Few, the Proud, the Humble

Humility is the virtue that enables all the others.  It is easier to be Charitable, Kind, Patient, Chaste, Temperate and Diligent if we are first Humble.  Humility starts with gratitude.  To be grateful for the past that has made us who we are today,… Continue Reading “The Few, the Proud, the Humble”

Leave Me Alone … I’m Trying to Be a Better Person!

We just realized it has been one full year since Melanie officially retired from her 37-year nursing career.  She still maintains her Registered Nursing license to be ready in case the spirit guides her back once again.  She has taken several small breaks along… Continue Reading “Leave Me Alone … I’m Trying to Be a Better Person!”