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Moravian Stars and Cookies

My spirits brighten when I see the many symbols and lights at this time of year. The multi-pointed Moravian Star is one such symbol. The Moravians are a small Christian sect with roots dating back to Czech Reformer John Hus (1369 – 1415). Hus was martyred as a heretic. His writings had an enormous impact on Martin Luther. After reading some of Hus’ sermons, Luther wrote,  “I was overwhelmed with astonishment. I could not understand for what […]

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In Line vs. Online: Black Friday Shopping

Stand in line? Or go online? Apparently, this past Black Friday shopping marathon was quite successful, which is good for the economy. Retailers needed a break after the devastation wielded by the COVID-19 pandemic. I suspect part of the driving force behind the successful Black Friday Event was our desire to be out in person again after lock-downs and recommendations to go slow on the rush to be out and about in crowds. Whatever the […]

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