By Ted Furlow

 It was a forgettable TV movie about a boy trying out for a junior hockey team in small town Canada; he was the new kid in town, an outlier on the team, and the script was very predictable. The only redeeming part of the movie was the coach’s insistence that the game of hockey wasn’t played on the ice, but was actually played in your head.

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By Ted Furlow

 In the late 1960’s, my girlfriend - soon to be fiancé, and then current wife for 47 years - gave me a copy of Carl Rogers’ book, “On Becoming a Person.”    The book is a classic about “person” development and behavior, and even today it is a “must read.”   At that time it was experiencing an initial surge in popularity.  

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By Ted Furlow

 Last Sunday my wife left something in church, so she asked me to stand by for a moment as she went back. Well, a moment turned into 15 minutes – shocking, after all of these years I should have known – so I used the idle time to just sit and watch cars go in and out of the parking lot.

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By Ted Furlow

 Recently, newspaper columnists Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis engaged in a point, counterpoint article on Christians and the “Benedict Option” in a June 7th syndicated column, RedBlue America. 

 The option is not named for Pope Benedict XVI; rather it is named for St. Benedict of Nursia, who helped to preserve the remnants of post-Roman Empire Western Civilization through the monastic system in the 4th century C.E.

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