Tag Archives: Mary Ann L. Smith

Why are the Armenian-owned stores closed today?

April 24, 2013

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A few years ago when I dropped off the weekly dry cleaning, I saw a simple sign that read:  “we will be closed on April 24th.”  I asked the owner why?  The vivacious and joy-filled man became sullen and politely replied:  “In honor of the Armenian Genocide.  We spend a day in prayer and in […]

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Lent and St. Valentine

February 13, 2013

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Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.  Tomorrow we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day.  In the Christian faith Lent lasts 40 days, not counting Sundays, which represents the time Jesus was in the desert fighting the “devil.”  Christians spend this sacred time in fasting, in self-reflection, in forgiveness, and sometimes in sacrifice; they give […]

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The Simple Acts of Life

December 15, 2012

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Dear God: Please show us the simple acts of life. Show us how to be still in the silence to hear your answers. Show us how to be gentle with ourselves, and then show us how to be kind to others. Show us how be tolerant, and then show us the gift to be different. […]

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A Kick of Hope and Belonging

November 29, 2012

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All in God’s perfect timing a kick of hope and belonging is realized, touching the hearts of many.   Prayers Work.

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