November 24th, 2017

Religion

Building on the good of the past

By Submitted Article on November 18th, 2017

Old and new First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Humans have conflicts regarding past and present. Some things of the past we like, others we hate. It usually depends on the effect past things have on our self-esteem. Past events we feel proud about, we like; those we regret, we hate. Likewise, we ... Read More »

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Kind words, deeds dearly needed

By Submitted Article on November 11th, 2017

Word power Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Christ’s words of love nurse hidden wounds, healing slowly to scars of victorious battles. Debates in public media, governing bodies, and international relations have lately become increasingly caustic. Not long ago, fierce opponents showed respect for each other as persons. Children are already exposed to ... Read More »

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The limitations of language

By Submitted Article on November 4th, 2017

Word Power Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The sting of death and crisis reduces well-meant words to empty, hollow sounds of powerless sympathy. The proverb, “The pen is mightier than the sword,” underlines the power of words. And yet, when we are faced with tragedy, we struggle to find meaningful words. Even ... Read More »

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Food for thoughton All Souls Day

By Submitted Article on November 4th, 2017

On Nov 3, 2007, Saturday 5 p.m. Mass (continued All Souls), I had a most wonderful experience. As I was taking the cup from the minister I felt a magnetic field pulling towards me and when I drank the blood it was pulling me back to the minister. I wasn’t aware of it until the ... Read More »

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The wonder of speech and hearing

By Submitted Article on October 28th, 2017

Word power First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The mysterious chain of thought, brain, and speech gives soundwaves on eardrums the power of words. Words are combinations of alphabetical sounds, like S-T-O-P. Thoughts can be conveyed between people with spoken or written words, as well as with signs, gestures, and other forms of ... Read More »

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Baha’i faith celebrates milestone anniversary

By Sulz, Dave on October 21st, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Baha’i faith community around the world is celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2017, and that event will be recognized in Lethbridge today. The Spiritual Assembly of the Bahai’s of Lethbridge will hold a dinner this evening at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort to celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder ... Read More »

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Taking the bull by the horns

By Submitted Article on October 21st, 2017

Ask, seek, knock Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl First, we ask the address, then we seek the home, and finally we knock at the door. Students and researchers follow the same sequence: asking questions about certain problems; seeking facts in literature about work already done; and then knocking at the door of ... Read More »

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Get facts to help positively

By Submitted Article on October 14th, 2017

Ask, seek, knock Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matt. 7:7). In last Saturday’s column, we looked at the importance of asking. Praying is paramount for our spiritual life, but ... Read More »

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Pray the rosary for world peace

By Jensen, Randy on October 14th, 2017

As we read in the newspapers and watch the news on TV the hostility between President Kim Jong-Un and President Donald Trump, the threat of war is inevitable in the near future, unless we pray the rosary daily or pray to God any other type of prayers. October is Our Lady of the Rosary month ... Read More »

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How can we improve things?

By Submitted Article on October 7th, 2017

Ask, seek, knock First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl From preschool to postgraduate level, people keep asking, seeking and knocking to increase their knowledge, insight, experience, skills and efficacy (Matt. 7:7). God embedded all this potential in his creation, but we must make the effort to explore, find, mine, refine, use and develop ... Read More »

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You will be my witnesses

By Submitted Article on September 30th, 2017

Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Christians of different traditions can speak with one voice by saying the Nicene or Apostles’ Creed. However, when Christians give their own testimony, there will be a rich variety, like flowers of all sorts in a meadow. The uniqueness of the individual should not harm unity with ... Read More »

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