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Better

One of my all-time favorite movies is the Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt classic, As Good as It Gets . In 1997 it won Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Picture. And that was just the Academy Awards! It also received honors from the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild and numerous other organizations associated with the film industry, not only in the United States, but globally. Who knew that Japanese and Czech moviegoers would love it as much as Americans apparently... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | 6 comments
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Food is Love

Last week, I received a package from one of my grandmothers. In it contained a small treasure: cookies. Not just any cookies, but old-world Lebanese cookies that she learned to make from her mother, who learned from her mother, and on and on. My grandmother makes thousands and thousands of cookies every year. At this point, she’s likely more than half-way to having baked one million cookies in her lifetime. For my grandmother, food is more than a satisfying taste, food connects... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 1 comments
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Following Christ

I no longer call myself a Christian… Instead, I call myself a “follower of the Christ”.  The term “Christian” has become somewhat loaded in this day and time, and it means different things to different people. For many, the term “Christian” means a number of absolutes. But to follow, by definition, means there can be no absolutes in terms of human understanding. If you think of the image of following, one cannot hold onto anything and follow. Following the Christ is always... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 2 comments
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The Best Gift

There are some of us who remember—and were in Memphis—the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot. My mother's sister was visiting from Texas, and she, my mother, and I were in the den laughing and cutting up as we always did when Aunt Betty was around. The TV was on but we weren't really watching. Then Walter Cronkite came on the screen and made the somber announcement: "Dr. Martin Luther King, the apostle of non-violence in the civil rights movement, has... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | 1 comments
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