An apology worth remembering and repeating.

I’m not taking on the errors in argument, the assumptions, the discussions that are happening in the social media feeds of my friends and acquaintances. All things being equal, I could add perspective, I could encourage deeper thinking, I could challenge assumptions. I could say, “What difference does it make to the way that you […]

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A story about blankets and blessings

Back in February 2020, I wrote about blessing blankets in one of our Intensive Care Units. I said that as I touched each blanket, I said something like this: “God, the next time a Chaplain sees these blankets, a person will be dying. These will be touched by patient techs and nurses, family members and respiratory therapists, […]

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Heaven (Part 1)

Rich Dixon tells us more of his story: +++ A new year. As the Broncos marched to the Super Bowl, my Christmas infection turned nasty. In dangerous environment of sedentary existence and constrained, shallow breathing which didn’t efficiently clear my lungs, I developed severe pneumonia. I lapsed into a kind of semi-coma. + + + […]

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Not gone here before, two years later

The people had been wandering for a generation. Actually, they felt like they were wandering. They were actually following a pillar of fire and a cloud, both showing the presence of God. But it felt like wandering. It felt like killing time. It felt like waiting for a generation to die off. Which was, of […]

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On planning and preparing.

In March 2020, I asked for words to help me think. A friend wrote and said “Plan vs Prepare. No amount of planning is going to save people who don’t prepare.” That’s an awesomely challenging thought which reminded me of a post I had written several years earlier. +++ I’m built for the second chair. That’s the […]

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