What day is it today? A reflection on timing.

“Today is Thursday.” My schedule is haphazard. I work at the hospital Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. I do other work the other days. That’s why Nancy and I often remind each other of the day. “Today is December 1.” Though months are arbitrary, those divisions can help us with planning and preparing and marking time. And […]

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Degrees

More from Rich Dixon: +++ I told you about my first 2-block ride. What’s the point of backtracking? God Says: Forget the former things;            do not dwell on the past.See, I am doing a new thing!            Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? To me, the implication is that God’s always up to […]

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God keeps watch with us.

I was almost asleep. “Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who wait or watch or weep.” I pray it every night, and am reminded how hard it is for me to focus. I pray it every night and am aware that I often don’t finish it. But last night, I thought, “in Advent, God keeps […]

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A prayer for the first Sunday of Advent

God. This is the first Sunday of Advent. Some of us call this Hope Sunday. We read about salvation being closer than ever. And we very much want that to be true.Because it doesn’t always feel that way. In truth, God, many of us are uncomfortable with expectations. We have expected good things, and bad […]

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