Ron Pappalardo
speaker and author of Reconciled by the Light

A memoir by Ron Pappalardo

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Religion versus Spirituality

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

This is from the Introduction to my new book - Experiences with God:

Throughout history, religion has played a central role in the human story, and yet, the state of the human race today causes people to wonder sometimes if religion has been more of a curse than a blessing. A great deal of conflict results from the different approaches people take in their religious beliefs. Sometimes these conflicts fuel...

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The Mystical Side of Nikola Tesla

Posted on June 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (1)





The most vivid memory I have of the New Yorker Hotel is from May 13, 1979. There in the hallway of the 30th floor, I was introduced to my wife, Connie, for the first time.

Recently, I ...

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Lincoln : the movie

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently, I saw the movie “Lincoln” at my local theater. While I thought the movie was well done from an artistic viewpoint, I couldn’t help being a bit disappointed. For one thing I thought the portrayal of the President’s wife as a nagging, threatening shrew was unfair, not believable, and a little over the top. But more than that, I regretted that the movie never answered the simple question – Why?


Why was President Lincoln so committed and ...

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Psychic Kids

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I’m really enjoying the A&E program “Psychic Kids.” It’s about children who see spirits and don’t know how to handle it. A professional medium and a psychologist bring a few kids together each week and help them overcome their doubts and fears. The progress the kids make in a few short days is inspiring to behold. It is an amazing show! If you want to see real actual mediumship in action, I can’t think of anything better. If you have Netflix or Hulu you...

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Mother Teresa's Wisdom

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

“I can understand the greatness of God but I cannot understand his humility. It becomes so clear in him being in love with each one of us separately and completely. It is as if there is no one but me in the world. He loves me so much. Each one of us can say this with great conviction.”   — Mother Teresa, from Mother Teresa: Her Essential Wisdom, p. 12.


I found this quote from Mother Teresa recently while reading a short book of sayings from ...

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Morris Pratt Institute adds Reconciled by the Light to its curriculum

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I’m very excited to report that the Morris Pratt Institute, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has added Reconciled by the Light to its curriculum. It is now required reading for those studying to become ordained ministers in Spiritualist churches. The Morris Pratt Institute is part of the Bureau of Education for the National Spiritualist Association, the “mother” organization for the National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC).

Reconciled by the Li...

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Who were the Three Kings in the Christmas story?

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

While it’s difficult to say exactly who the “Three Kings” are, it is possible to shed some light on the matter. We can begin by discussing who they were not. First of all, it is almost certain that the “Three Kings”  weren’t kings at all.

The Bible has no reference to any kings visiting Jesus. We are familiar with the “Three Kings” reference because of artistic interpretations of the Nativity and because a favorite American Christmas ...

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Every Day God by David Hose now available

Posted on December 6, 2010 at 2:34 PM Comments comments (0)

In previous Blog postings, I have written about my conviction that God continues trying to communicate with the human race, even though many who embrace the Jewish or Christian tradition are convinced that God only spoke through the prophets of the Bible. From this viewpoint, since nothing has been added to the Bible since the Book of Revelation, it means God hasn’t spoken since the first century.


In reality, the history of the last 2,000 years is sprinkled with Divin...

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Near Death Experiences

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 10:56 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to Brett Dungan for sharing this link with me; please take the time to view this You Tube video of interviews with people who have had Near Death Experiences, or NDEs. The descriptions of what they saw after leaving their bodies and entering the Spirit World are accurate and exceptional– they might even change your life.


NDE is the term for someone who becomes clinically dead but then revives, sometimes through CPR or some other medical procedure. While the pat...

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Spirit Communication with a Grain of Salt

Posted on September 11, 2010 at 2:26 PM Comments comments (0)

Some people are prone to place too much emphasis on receiving messages from mediums. Sometimes this is evidence that the person is inappropriately seeking others to do all the work in providing solutions to life’s challenges, and shying away from taking personal responsibility to face these challenges him or herself.

This can be problematic if one blindly makes life decisions based on what the person hears(or thinks one hears) at a reading. Instead of thinking for oneself, one is ...

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