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Generosity Devoid of Expectations

Generosity Devoid of Expectations

As we approach Thanksgiving, we enter the season when a lot of us start to think about volunteer opportunities for our family. Perhaps we’re trying to inoculate our children from the entitlement that can creep in with all those holiday gifts. Or perhaps we’re trying to give back in a spirit of gratitude for all we’ve been given. Or perhaps we’re trying to put some muscle where our money is, as we dole out charitable gifts before the end of the tax year. Whatever our reasons, this time of year seems to be when a lot of us look to…

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Happy Halloween Décor: The Day of the Dead Comes to Target

Happy Halloween Décor: The Day of the Dead Comes to Target

There is something truly wonderful happening in the Halloween aisles of Target.

Stay with me.

Last year was the first time I began to notice Dia de los Muertos décor mixed in the mummy tablecloths and witch aprons, but this year it is everywhere. Unbeknownst to the executives at Target, they are putting the hallow back in Halloween.

I’ve never been a Christian who has had a problem with Halloween. I know there is an alternative subculture for the day where you go to a “Fall Festival” at church instead of Trick or Treating. With all of the signifiers for evil (devil costumes,…

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