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Word of The Day: Death

Death All of us will die.  But we do not have to fear death.  Why?  Today, as Christians, we mark the day that Jesus died for the redemption of the whole world.  The fact that God’s son…and therefore God…died–knows the … Continue reading

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Requiem aeternam

My morning walks these past few weeks have given me a chance to ponder our collective need to decorate for Halloween. Colorful leaves seem like decoration enough, but the faux graves, rattling skeletons, graceful ghosts, and less poetic effigies of … Continue reading

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Feel Free to Cry

TO MY OLD BROWN EARTH To my old brown earth And to my old blue sky I’ll now give these last few molecules of “I.” And you who sing, And you who stand nearby, I do charge you not to … Continue reading

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Revelation (of divine love)

A friend once told me of a mission trip that he made to a South American country. One evening, he and his companions were gathered around a fire in a small Andean village, and someone asked each person to name … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid

Both my parents are dead.  My father died in 2001 and my mom in 2008.  Death is tragic. Even when expected it’s rarely welcome, especially for those who must live with the absence of people they love.  But death can … Continue reading

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Darkness and Light

Tonight is the Eve of All Hallows (or All Saints as it is more commonly known now and shortened to “Halloween” of course), and tomorrow is All Saints Day, that feast day for those extraordinary people who have walked among … Continue reading

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Boys and Brothers: Begging for Blessings

While not purposefully excluding girls and sisters, it seems that boys and brothers have a tough row to hoe in the bible – especially in the beginning.  Just four chapters in, when brothers Cain and Abel bring their offerings to … Continue reading

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