Archive for January, 2012

Resolution or Disillusion?

Posted January 2012

Have you ever done it?  Have you ever wished you had done it? Do you wish you could do it? Do you think it’s a total waste of time? Do you feel as if you’ve failed when it doesn’t work? This is the time of year that many of us make New Year’s Resolutions. We […]

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Bruce and Susan MacPherson

Posted January 2012

After nearly 33 years of ordained ministry service across three dioceses, The Right Reverend D. Bruce MacPherson plans to retire in July as the Third Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana.  Even though Bishop MacPherson is resigning from the Office of Bishop, in keeping with the Canonical provision that mandates bishops to resign […]

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CASA Volunteer Dennis Ward

Posted January 2012

Dennis Ward has been a CASA volunteer since the spring of 2011.  He has spent his adult life serving our country, or serving the local community in some capacity. He was an officer and fighter pilot in the Air Force for 21 years, and then taught and coached at Holy Savior Menard for all or […]

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Mom and Dad

Posted January 2012

In recent months, there has been a surplus of articles concerning couples approaching retirement age who suddenly realize that a significant part of their time, and perhaps treasure, may be devoted to caring for their parents who can no longer care for themselves. Because families tend to be more spread out geographically than in the […]

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Umbrella vs Excess Coverage

Posted January 2012

A traditional umbrella offers broader protection, supplementing primary policies and handling a variety of other, less common losses. For instance, you may have to go to court after being accused of slandering another person. The liability section of your homeowners policy may not cover this type of loss, called personal injury. An umbrella policy might […]

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A Game Changer: New Estate and Gift Tax Laws

Posted January 2012

Many of us spent our childhood years playing sports and games. An important part of our development was learning the rules. Once we understood the rules, we could develop creative strategies for winning. When the rules changed, our strategies needed to adapt. Estate planning is no different. Late in 2010, President Obama signed into law […]

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How Can We Be Content In A World Like This?

Posted January 2012

Contentment is hard to come by.  Just when I think I’m content, I get a phone call, or see something on TV about a kid being brutalized, or a letter from “smile train” with the picture of a distorted-faced child, and they are begging for donations.  This is just a tip of the urgent call […]

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Are We There Yet?

Posted January 2012

As humans, our fascination with the unknown has, since the beginning of time, led our curiosity to resolve the final destiny of mankind.  The resolution of the ultimate consummation of this world has throughout history tickled the fancy of thought, imagination, and prediction.  Although the eventual finale unequivocally equates to the end of humanity as […]

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January 2012 Calendar

Posted January 2012

  Arts Ongoing – January: Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare Exhibits.  Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare proudly presents our monthly art exhibits at area hospitals and clinics.  Exhibits are currently showing: Works by students from Ethel Dixon Studios at the Christus Cabrini Gallery for Reflection and Healing; Works by Hannah Whitt at the Cabrini Cancer […]

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Let There Be Light!

Posted January 2012

By the time our readers see this issue, all of the Christmas-New Year festivities will be only a memory, and LSUA will be gearing up for another semester. Last month, I wrote about our revised courses in ceramics. Just a reminder that these arts courses are open to anyone in the community who is interested. […]

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