Religions and Spirituality

February 24, 2020

Today is Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday" in French), a holiday celebrated across the globe, mainly in places with large Roman Catholic populations. It's a day of celebration before the religious season of Lent , a time of fasting, begins this week, on Ash Wednesday.  According to History.com, ...

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Reflection – February 2020 All of life is my teacher. On second thought, let me rephrase that: all of life CAN be my teacher—if I desire this, and make an effort to stay alert. How does life teach me? I recorded quite a few “lessons from life” in my journal last month. Here are three that describe ...

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Join us to unpack six of the world's most cherished values and how they were delivered to humankind by the Torah. Sign up today    Holmdel Township Bell Works Conference Room 101 Crawfords Corner Rd , Holmdel, ...

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Reflection – January 2020 At the end of the road they will ask me  Have you lived? Have you loved?  And not saying a word I will open my heart  full of names. (Dom Pedro Casaldàliga) As a gate opens to the new year, three words beckon: Live Life Fully. My deeper self urges, “Don’t waste a ...

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The official Christmas Season lasts through January 6th. May you give and receive love generously. May this love echo in your heart like the joy of church bells on a clear December day. May each person who comes into your life be greeted as another Christ. May the honor given the Babe of ...

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Monday, December 23rd 2019 at 5:30 PM at Bell Works  101 Crawfords Corner Rd  Holmdel, NJ  Special Gelt Drop Donuts and Latkes Chanukah arts n' crafts Fun for the whole family!!!! Help build a Giant Coin Menorah Collect loose change and bring it to the event or drop it off at the ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Come one come all! On Sunday, December 22, 2019, Middletown Township invites residents to the Menorah Lighting/Chanukah Party at the Middletown Arts Center on Sunday, December 22nd at 6:30pm. This event will include arts and crafts for the kids, lighting of the Menorah and lots ...

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LINCROFT, NJ: Last weekend, the Church of Saint Leo the Great, hosted Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan Purse. Their mission statement is "Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the ...

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Take Nothing for Granted   A congregation member told me that his mentally challenged sister couldn’t talk or walk or feed herself.  She needed constant attention.  Growing up, he and his other family members helped take care of her.  They learned to distinguish among their sister’s cries, which ...

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What is it like for you to pause and recall the deceased people of your past who enabled you to be the person you are today?  I don’t do it often enough but when I do, these memories bring both gratitude and and a resolve to shape my life in a way that makes a positive difference. This is the time ...

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Dear Friends, Our Blessings,  Rochi & I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very inspirational, uplifting and meaningful Yom Kippur. May you be sealed in the Book of Life for a year of good health, happiness, nachat, wealth and abundant success in all of your ...

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Reflection with Joyce Rupp – October 2019 When my mother was in her early eighties she would often answer the question “How are you?” with a smiling response: “I’m going with the flow.”  This attitude allowed her to maintain inner peacefulness a good portion of her aging years. A number of ...

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We’re all so busy. We have our own priorities and important plans and agendas. Often, our attitude is: I don’t want to be inconvenienced. Don’t bother me with your problems. I’ve got enough problems of my own. But the Scripture says, “If anyone sees his brother in need yet closes his heart of ...

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Publisher's note: One of my consistent spiritual stirrings are heart shapes, and I see them every day. Look harder and you may find your signs are there right in front of you. Below is republished with permission directly from Joyce Rupp. Jeanne Wall  Reflection – September 2019 Do you ...

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Joyce Rupp has given the publisher Jeanne Wall permission to publish this newsletter. August Prayer from Joyce Rupp: I rely on you, Strength of My Heart,  to fill the gaps of my inadequacies. Strength for me when I limp along weakly, Unable to activate what is best in me. Strength to turn ...

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A Prayer for Kevin: Dear Lord,  Please keep Kevin safe in your embrace. Please heal the cells in his brain stem so that he can be reunited with us here on earth in mind, body, and spirit.  All in your time and in your name. Amen MIDDLETOWN, NJ: On Tuesday, August 13th, at 6:00pm sharp, the ...

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