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 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 20, 2021 

Fearless Faith

Canadian Catholic philosopher Jean Vanier helped found L’Arche, a worldwide multi-cultural community of care for developmentally challenged and differently abled persons. In “Living Gently in a...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 13, 2021

Fearless Faith

The checklist began before sundown by syncing the six by 24 mm finder scope with the primary barrel of the five inch (127 mm) equatorial Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Lightweight and efficient, it...

 

Fearless Faith

One of the mainstays of successful mediation strategies is to get each party to actively imagine a point in time when resolution of their concerns is replaced by the desire to move forward with one...

 

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Writer, philosopher and novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn survived a decade in Soviet prison camps, his time documented in the two-volume set titled “The Gulag Archipelago.” He exposed the dangers...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    December 9, 2020

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A favorite moment in each day is the transition from darkness to the welcoming rays of sunshine as morning gets underway in earnest. Perhaps it’s the warmth that is represented by the light, or the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    December 2, 2020

Fearless Faith

Can old dogs learn new tricks? Pet owners and animal behaviorists alike say absolutely yes based on their observations, experience and no small amount of applied science. Popular consensus suggests th...

 

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Separation is hard. Separation that distances – physically, mentally, spiritually – is worse. It is natural to seek answers for such stresses from the church, for it, of all institutions, should...

 

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One of the most persistent refrains of the past few years in regard to work has been the personal skills toolbox. According to many, if you hope to succeed in your field then it is a given that you...

 

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There is an intriguing year-round acquaintance of ours that is silent most days, sharing no malice or contempt. It is patient and forbearing, taking its best days in stride. It is called a crown of...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    November 4, 2020

Fearless Faith

We could all use a break this week, one that’s timely and well-deserved, but we can’t engage it haphazardly. It needs to be done with intent and purpose so that we will appreciate that something...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 28, 2020

Fearless Faith

If trees could talk: part one. A small scrubby oak tree less than waist high was given sporadic, sometimes grudging, attention this past year. It is not in a convenient place for watering because of...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 21, 2020

Fearless Faith

In the hurries of the everyday, it is easy to miss out on fun moments that entertain by their humor and timing, things that catch us unaware and ripe for the picking. They include small ironies,...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 14, 2020

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It is a constant ever-present mantra these days that 2020 has been a particularly challenging year. Mental and physical trials of broad scope and impact are present in the lives of us all. Unease as...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 7, 2020

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Why is the last of the season’s produce the best? It’s not because it is perfect in form or yield. In fact much of it constitutes the roughest looking goods the garden offers, buggy and imperfect....

 

Fearless Faith

Participation in the broader church’s judicatory is an eye opener for many people who are thrust into it for the first time. It is even crazy-making for those who have been immersed in it for some...

 

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Some time ago, certain someone in my household returned home from a morning walk with an injured cat. Said cat allowed us to claim her, though we all know cats can never be owned. Two years later, she...

 

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We’ve had our share of backyard birdfeeders over the years, some good, some bad. Invariably, the styles, shapes, capacity, and mount were based on what we thought was best to attract birds. The...

 

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It is a rare thing to declare something perfected, an apex moment when nothing more could be improved upon. Such moments are more readily acknowledged in the world of art, individual performances or...

 

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Part of getting older (and hopefully wiser) is the ability to recognize when to turn away from chaos in the moment in order to refocus on that which is life-sustaining. It is more than taking a 10...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 26, 2020

Fearless Faith

Out of the flow of disheartening news these days come moments of insight, wonder, and amazement. Such moments don’t usually occur with great fanfare. They simply find us when it is time and impress...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 19, 2020

Fearless Faith

The myth of the super parent or super family is alive and well these days. How do you handle the stress of change? Don’t believe everything you hear or see, particularly online. The perfect happy...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 12, 2020

Fearless Faith

“Return to Sender” was emblazoned across the front of a personal letter that found its way back to my mailbox. I verified the information and came to the conclusion that everything on my end was...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 5, 2020

Fearless Faith

It’s a timely question these days, made even more critical by the fact that every person’s setting is unique. COVID-19 is not anything to pass off or take lightly, something confirmed by the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 29, 2020

Fearless Faith

The digital divide that so many have found challenging has become less divide and more of a mere rift in the valley floor of our lives. As we move further into the unknown of the pandemic, how we do...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 22, 2020

Under the Wire

Extraordinary is the word of the week when describing a celestial visitor to our corner of the galaxy. It references Comet NEOWISE, a three-mile wide once-in-6,500 year visitor that is a delight to th...

 

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