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Alex Malarkey Boy who saw Heaven or not

The aptly named Alex Malarkey, a six-year-old boy critically injured in a car accident last year, claims that during part of the time he spent in a coma recovering from massive head injuries, he went to heaven.  In his memoir, “The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven,” co-written (one imagines …

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A Light in the Darkness

I am what you might call trivocational. I write. Indeed, I write a great deal, but that’s not what I do for a living. My paid profession is as a registered nurse, working in a host of clinical locations in just about every speciality. But that’s not all I do. …

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Citrine is a sunny gemstone. Citrine is a kind of quartz. Citrine may be yellow, lemon yellow, golden yellow, golden brown, orange, orange brown, red or reddish brown. Citrine ranks a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Citrine is called the success stone and the merchant’s stone. The gemstones …

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God does Bless – Yes

Yes, I do believe God grants blessings. We understand that some blessings are granted and some might not be recognized as blessings. An unanswered prayer might even be a real blessing. God always knows what is in our best interest when he receives our prayers. He probably checks out how …

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Baptism of the Holy Spirit

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a term used by Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians. …

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Wiccan Festivals

Mabon is the second of three yearly harvest festivals. The first, Lammas or Loaf-mass, occurs around the first of August by the calendar, around the eighth if celebrated astrologically, and concerns the earliest harvest of grain. Mabon (there are many pronunciations; May-bon is perhaps commonest) occurs around the twentieth of …

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