He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside still waters.

In May, my mother-in-law, Joy Ellsworth, had had enough with a pain in her right side and finally agreed with our urging her to go to the hospital emergency room. Despite the fact that her primary care physician had been encouraging Joy for some time to do just that, Joy's style was to call the …

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Arguments and Illness

Is what made me ill what afflicted you too? Have you been where I've been, do you do what I do? Is all illness a blight with but one common source and the consequence meted to all in its course? Does affliction with symptoms reflecting dis-ease and the payment of pain and discomfort to tease …

GIVING AND VIRTUE

  To give with pain brings its own reward for virtue seems won when the giving is hard. A baptism cult-like that glory's the pain, pretending to goodness, but virtue will stain and baptize with fire til a pride takes the place   where virtue once dwelt but leaves only a trace. Find someone who …