A prayer for the twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

God. We need you. We need something or someone to anchor us.We need something or someone to steady us.We need something or someone to stop changing all the time. Because everyone and everything is changing all the time. We are fretting. On account of evil doers.And we aren’t sure who the evil doers are anymore.Because […]

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published with two minutes left

Let me get my coffee and then I’ll finish this note. +++ Thanks. All the time people apologize for things that do not fall into the category of “fault.” Like forgetting to schedule a post for a particular Friday morning. There are reasons, of course, for forgetting something that has been a regular occurrence for […]

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a single touch.

There is often a sense that the big speech is the most important thing that a church does. And those things wouldn’t be possible without something to talk about, without the effectiveness of individuals “just like you.” Recently I talked with a person who is the public face, the up-front speaker, the voice. The person […]

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An Author?

Rich Dixon continues his story: +++ Last time we ended with, “You should write a book.” Of course, I dismissed this ridiculous notion. I was a math teacher. What did I know about writing a book? My friend Dick Foth says we’re creatures of story. We’re drawn to stories. We connect through stories. Everyone has […]

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