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Kicking the Gossip Habit(0)

March 31, 2021

Recently, four employees of the town of Hooksett, New Hampshire, were fired for gossip. The four municipal workers, who had 46 years of combined service with the town, were discussing rumours of an improper relationship between the town administrator and another employee.… More

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Judgements, Bogans and Losers –
the Challenge

In responding to the circumstances of every day, we need to make judgements. We decide what to eat, what to wear, how to travel, how to spend our time, how to respond to various people or circumstances. Such judgements involve skills we’ve developed and serve us well.… More

Our Merciful God

Sometimes, when you go to another place, you listen to the Mass with different ears – the familiarity is gone. The voice of a different priest and the slight variations in liturgy make you take more notice. That happened for me recently and it suddenly struck me about how often in the Mass we ask for mercy, or are reminded of God’s mercy for us.… More

Getting Along With People You Don’t Like

There have been people put on this earth to push your buttons, tick you off, and suck the life out of you. You know who they are.

This statement was written by Marsha Petrie Sue, author of Toxic People. Her observation is one which strongly resonates because most of us have contact with people we just don’t like.… More


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