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Oct 22, 2018

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

A long time ago, when my son was four, he used to say to me, "Don't worry, Mommy, be happy", and that made me happy. What was the use of fretting about this or that? I remembered the song by Bobby McFerrin, and what my son used to say, when I was in my yoga practice this morning. Our instructor read us some inspirational writings about worrying. 

There are two days when you…  MORE >>

Oct 15, 2018


Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Are you perfect? Do you feel as though you should be? Many children grew up being told what to do and how to do it by parents, teachers, even other children. They were praised when they did well, and criticized or penalized when they made a mistake - or when they didn't try at all, but that's a different issue! I can understand the importance of trying to be perfect. That's the way to success:…  MORE >>

Oct 8, 2018

Heavenly books

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

After writing about Hell last week, it is time to consider Heaven. 

One of my son's favorite books is Sum: forty tales from the afterlives by David Eagleman.  When he and his wife got married six years (and nine days) ago, they asked me to read the first story in the book during their wedding ceremony.  They tied it into the ceremony beautifully and so many…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Oct 1, 2018

Hellfire and Damnation

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

"Ye know. doan't ye, what it feels like when ye burn yer hand in takin' a cake out of the oven or wi' a match when ye're lightin' one of they godless cigarettes? Ay. It stings wi' a fearful pain, doan't it? And ye run away to clap a bit o' butter on it to take the pain away. Ah, but" (an impressive pause) "there'll be no butter in hell!

Amos Starkadder was…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith