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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff writer | May 13, 1992
MILLERS -- Spiritual gain can result in some physical losses.At least that was true for three county women who participated in Alesia Free Methodist's Tri-W Christian weight-loss program."
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2002
Nancy Lee Smith's paintings of angels, saints and biblical scenes are more than pretty pictures on the walls. Called icons, they are part of a centuries-old Christian tradition that uses specific configurations, patterns and geometry as a conduit for a spiritual experience. "It's not religious art, it's sacred art," said Smith, a nun with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe, Mich. "One of them is a vehicle for the sacred or the holy to be there with you; the other one is an image of it."
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By Barbara Samson | August 22, 1994
WITH BLEEDING FOOTSTEPS. By Robert David Thomas.Alfred A. Knopf. 363 pages. $27.50.WHEN MARY Baker Eddy died in 1910, the Rochester Times noted that her death marked "the passing of a woman who was probably the most notable of [her generation]." The Chicago Tribune reflected "there passes from this world's activities one of the most remarkable women of her time." Born in 1821, this world-renowned founder of the Christian Science religion rose from being a sickly New Hampshire farm girl to become a "household name across America and famous around the world."
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By San Francisco Chronicle | April 25, 1999
How-to books promising ways to achieve both worldly ambitions and inner peace are a booming niche in today's self-help market. There's Suze Orman's "The Courage to Be Rich," Iyanla Vanzant's "One Day My Soul Just Opened Up," and even the Dalai Lama's "handbook for living" -- "The Art of Happiness." Last year, the big spiritual how-to's sold between 500,000 and 750,000 copies each.But only one of these many books comes with a guaranteed daily meditation-prayer for every buyer by the author himself.
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May 5, 1991
If you yearn for a taste of the Old West, turn your horse -- or car -- toward Millers, where the spiritual combines with the saddle for aunique camp.Head north into the picturesque town of "River Valley Ranch."Situated on 500 acres off Grave Run Road in Millers, this all-Western approach to non-denominational Christian camping is open June 23through Aug. 17.The ranch, sponsored by the Peter and John RadioFellowship Inc., is a unique resident summer camp for youths 7 to 17.The facility is open to the public at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays.
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April 5, 2002
Bon Secours center to present dances and drumming for peace Bon Secours Spiritual Center, an extension of the ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours, will offer an evening in its Dances of Universal Peace series from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. The dances, which involve simple steps and chanting from many religions, are intended as meditations in movement. A Drumming for Peace Circle will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. Information or register: 410-442-1320.
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March 24, 2006
The spirituality of sexuality is topic The Shrine of St. Anthony will present a spiritual reading seminar on "Tender Fires: The Spiritual Promise of Sexuality," by Fran Ferder and John Heagle, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the shrine, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg. The seminar, for which the Rev. Bart A. Karwacki will be the facilitator, will focus on the spirituality of sexuality and the question: "How can I -- in the unique circumstances of my life and with God's help and grace -- become a more responsible lover and life-giver?"
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2000
O Lord, open my lips And my mouth shall declare your praise. For centuries, monks have mouthed these words as they begin their daily regimen of prayer in the pre-dawn hours. The Liturgy of the Hours -- Psalms and prayers recited at set hours -- fixed the rhythm of their day, from rising to rest. Also called the Divine Office, the prayers have for the most part been the preserve of Roman Catholic priests, deacons, nuns and brothers. But the Office is being discovered by Catholic lay people, such as those who gather every day for Morning Prayer at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer parish in Rosedale, or for Evening Prayer at St. Benedict parish in Southwest Baltimore.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | August 23, 1994
In the waiting room of Liberty Christian Counseling Center a child draws with crayons, while his parents meet with a counselor.Dr. David B. Graham, director of the Eldersburg center, will often ask a child to sketch pictures of his family. The drawings help the counselor develop a picture of the inner child."The child can draw anything he wants," said Dr. Graham, a behavioral pediatrician, who uses the drawings "as a piece of data" to help him determine the child's emotional state."The children express themselves through art," the doctor said.
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