Do you believe in ghosts?

A friend posited the following question to her social media followers:

So quick poll:
Do you believe in ghosts or spirits?

I’ve had some really weird stuff happen to me that’s been witnessed by friends so I know something is out there but not sure what.

I’d love to hear your opinions!

Yes. Emphatically, unequivocally, undeniably yes.

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Feathers in the Wind:
Why I Hate Lashon Hara—Evil Speech

As Rosh Hashanah, a great time for introspection and self-examination, comes to a close, I’m reminded of an oft told story regarding gossip and slander that has been adapted in various folk tales and by several communities of faith. Rather than retell one of the many variants here, I offer you links to several versions that which taken as a whole, paint the picture that I wish to share.

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Why I Hate Lashon Hara—Evil Speech

My Friend

I’m a cat guy. I’ve always been a cat guy. I’ve cared for dogs, turtles and fish, and I enjoyed loving all of them, but my heart is squarely inclined to the feline for my primary living companions. Unfortunately, my mother is allergic to all four-legged pets, and with my past jobs, I had to move fairly often. Landing back with family between most assignments has made keeping pets difficult at best, so most of “my” cats have been strays.

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Unashamed, Unapologetic and Unattached

I believe in Jesus. I’m not ashamed of the Gospel. I also believe in freedom of choice and agency. I make it a point never to force my beliefs on anyone. I hate “in your face” proselytization. This being said, I love sharing my faith and discussing the views of others with them. I know what I believe and why I believe it but I’m always searching, learning and growing, and these are the type of people that I want for my close friends.

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Pick Seven Fictional Characters That Describe You (Series Introduction)

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Pick n Things that Describe You

I was asked by a friend why I usually don’t participate in the perennial “bandwagon” self-revelation posts that circulate on social media, e.g., Pick n Things That Describe You, Fill-In-The-Blank About X, Tell n Things About Your Partner, etc. I explained that I’m generally a private person when it comes to such matters, especially when it relates to others, and that I reserve these type of conversations for face-to-face discussions. We reviewed some of the more recent ones, discussing them in detail, and he challenged me to pick one and not only do it, but to blog about it, explaining my choices. After much deliberation, I have. It definitely will make for an interesting series of articles. While I’m at it, I’ll also pass the challenge along to you.

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