Longing.

I led a funeral one day last year. I read Psalm 42. And then I talked about longing.  In Psalm 42, the writer starts with the image of a deer, running through the woods, winded, worn out, longing for water. And then uses that image to talk about a worn and weary soul. We understand that right […]

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Invisible

An important reflection from my friend Rich Dixon: +++ Confession: I’m frustrated. Jesus and I need to talk about COVID and The Space Between. + + + I’m a wheelchair guy. No one questions my disability. Most folks are willing at least to acknowledge and accommodate. Some people struggle with “invisible” disabilities. I’m thinking especially […]

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On talking to someone who understands.

We have pictures of God. We hear parents and Sunday school teachers and friends say things and we pick up little pieces. We hear something about needing lots of people to pray so God pays attention. So we think that the more we offer the more God will notice us and will HAVE to do […]

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It all adds up.

I read the other week about creating a reverse bucket list. There are, it turns out, two versions of this. One is to make a list of all the things that you are letting go of doing. (Like driving across bridges, maybe, or climbing all the 14,000 foot mountains in Indiana.)  The other version is […]

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A prayer for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

God. “You always live to intercede for us.” That’s what the writer says about you, Jesus. That you are able to save completely those who come to God through you because you always live to intercede for us. I don’t think that means that you will do what ever we want. I think that means […]

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