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Dutiful Freedom

“Why can’t I have freedom to do what I want?” complained my eight-year-old grandson when he was asked to perform a task given him. “There are too many rules and duties,” he whined further. One of my goddaughters at age … Continue reading

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

The world watches as people from all three of the Abrahamic faiths wait to resolve the Palestinian—Israeli conflict in the Gaza. The children of Isaac and of Ishmael, ancient cousins, stand face to face in enmity and warfare while Christians … Continue reading

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Fatherhood

In June of every year, we honor fathers. The importance of my father in my life has never been more vivid as it is now with the growing statistics of damage done by absentee fathers.  My father was a proud … Continue reading

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Motherhood

There is no other way to say this. Motherhood belongs to all women as a sacred trust from God.  It is every woman’s reality, not just entrusted to a privileged few.  Even Eve was called “the mother of all living … Continue reading

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I Abhor War

When I was little, I heard snippets of accounts of atrocities against Armenians and my grandparents’ generation.  I said to my father that I thought war was wrong. “It’s not that simple,” he had said.  As I grew a little … Continue reading

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