More than a filed form.

This weekend, several families are grieving the loss of loved ones. I know this because I’ve seen the file drawer in our chaplaincy office. It’s the drawer with the paperwork we complete to document some decisions families have to make for each person who dies in a couple of our hospitals. Several forms were dropped […]

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Do.

This post is from a couple years ago, but it seemed like a good followup to yesterday. +++ I was using The Message 100 Devotional Bible. Wednesday’s reading included Amos. Here’s an excerpt: “I can’t stand your religious meetings. I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religion […]

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In that day.

It’s hard to read Amos. Unless we want other people to read it so that we can say to them, “This applies to those people.” Unless we want to say, “this is a metaphor.” Unless we want to say, “This is a prophecy that has already been fulfilled and so isn’t relevant to me or […]

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Jeremiah 14:37

That’s the verse that I wrote in my notebook. I was making a list of things to write about, having spent the whole day writing posts for the conference I’m attending. Sometimes when you turn out words all day, it’s hard to process thoughts, to find your own voice. I have a long list of […]

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Complete

“Complete,” Nancy said when I asked her for a word. It may be because we are taking care of the final details of some work in our kitchen. The last bits of paint. The last pieces of molding. The final touches. We’re going for complete, something that we often don’t do. To be accurate, something […]

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