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There are no easy answers when it comes to faith and hurricanes

Recently Hurricane Irma blew through Florida, devastating cities, towns, and communities across the state. The week before it was Hurricane Harvey wreaking havoc on Texas and Louisiana. Both storms created irreparable damage. Lives were lost. Homes and businesses destroyed. And people, from families with small children to aging seniors, are now forced to start over as they try to rebuild their lives.

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Religion Almanac: Sept. 23

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Religion Almanac: Sept. 16

Editor’s note: Due to Hurricane Irma some Sunday services may be canceled. Check with your church office to confirm. Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Religion Almanac: Sept. 9

Editor’s note: Due to Hurricane Irma some Sunday services may be canceled. Check with your church office to confirm. Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Religion Almanac: Sept. 2

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Religion Almanac: Aug. 26

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Why I like grace more than karma

Personally, I like things to be fair. I’m pretty sure most people do, but as any parent will tell his/her child, life really isn’t fair. But unless you or your child want to live a completely disillusioned life, you do need to believe that somehow, someway, sometime, evil will not triumph. From ISIS, to corrupt politicians, to all kinds of cheaters, to the New England Patriots. I obviously don’t believe in moral equivalence, hopefully you can tell in my evil decrescendo.

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Religion Almanac: Aug. 19

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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A people of love and power

“Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the Kingdom of God is within you.” — Luke 17:20-21.

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Religion Almanac: Aug. 5

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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The true joy of life is the trip

Years ago I read a story about a married couple who had been married more than three decades. That in and of itself is not that unusual (well, maybe it is in our day and time), but their story fascinated me. They had met 35 years before, while both were vacationing overseas in Japan with friends. As fate would have it, each of them took guided tours of the city with separate groups, and both groups ended up touring the same Japanese flower shop at exactly the same time. There the man accidentally bumped into the woman as he was maneuvering through the crowd. He politely apologized and, after a brief moment of casual conversation, they both went their separate ways.

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