Changed.

When some people are six hours from death, they think about relationships. We look forward to seeing people who have already died. We plan to ask questions, to tell stories. We worry about whether we will be recognized. So when Jesus answers a question by saying that in the resurrection we won’t be married, it […]

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People do need you.

1. Everyone can use affirmation. A friend reminded me of that recently. He’s right. Affirm someone who may not ever have anyone tell them they are doing this one thing incredibly well. 2. I wrote some reflections about our recent hospital experience over at What I learned by being in the hospital. (Socialmediachaplain.com) 3. My […]

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Lost.

I wonder how long the woman would have kept sweeping if her house was bigger. If she had a million square feet to search through for her one silver coin rather than a small one-room, first-century widow-income home. Because my car key is lost somewhere in the million square-foot hospital building and I’m not willing […]

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This six months.

“I’m so glad we had this six months.” That’s what the woman said to her sister, talking about the time they’d had since the diagnosis until now. It was a time of clarifying what matters to them, about putting arrangements into place, about tying up loose ends. I kind of laughed when she said it. […]

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