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Newspaper Prayers: Monday, October 23rd

Headlines from the New York Times for Monday, October 23, 2017

America’s Forever Wars

The United States has been at war continuously since the attacks of 9/11 and now has just over 240,000 active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and territories. 223 more words

The Last Perfect Day of the Cycling Season

It’s a rare day that we know that we are up on the last great day of a season.  Rarer still, that the day lands on a weekend.  144 more words



If I could

stop hurting myself


I could see my way clear

No, not that way

It’s the hurt inside…

The stabbing pain

Every time… 59 more words


Valerie: A Dilemma in Two Acts, Act II

Even with the clear awareness that she is an addict with a strong tendency toward codependence, Valerie has been squirreling away her cash and takes two weeks off work when Joe is released. 475 more words


Pleasing Me

My name is Tim and I am a people pleaser. I think I always have been. I want people to be happy. I want them to enjoy themselves. 791 more words


Phoebe's eye operation

Since Phoebe was little her left eye wandered outwards when she was tired or if it was sunny she would close it completely.

After many eye tests and eye patches, we learnt that her vision was great. 389 more words


Oct. 23, 2017 - Readings in Recovery: Today's Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

I’m Not Ashamed

My child dreamed of becoming a firefighter, a fisherman, and a marine biologist when he grew up. 195 more words

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