Not giving up.

Jesus told a story about a widow who kept going to a judge and asking for justice. He told the story so that his disciples would always pray and not give up. Not give up because of how long things take. To not give up because of how people respond. To not give up when […]

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Resilience

We are all tired. We are all dismayed. We are all distracted. Those who are trying to get the attention of people, to invite them to events, to remind them of commitments, to engage them in conversations, are having a hard time. And so we all try harder and crash harder and wonder and wander. […]

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Credit.

If you’ve heard this before, read something else today. I talk in many places about the same few things. And one of them is wisdom.  The person in the bed was sorting through options. There were choices to be made about a surgery. Choices of where and who and when. When you have little to […]

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Grateful.

The text for Sunday was a familiar one for me. Ten men with a skin disease that kept them separated from everyone but themselves called out to Jesus. “Have pity on us,” they said. Jesus didn’t touch them, didn’t talk with them, didn’t teach them, didn’t comfort them. He said, “Go show yourselves to the […]

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