Ready to go

I was in the emergency department, making some last connections between family and staff after a trauma. The pager buzzed. Fifth floor. Fifth floor could be a death, but probably not. It could be a need for a notary, maybe for someone wanting to talk to a chaplain. I’d been on that floor earlier that […]

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Waiting.

(First published August 17, 2015 after Hope and Dan’s wedding. Still good to remember.) “Help. Stuck in the elevator” That was the text I finally got on Saturday afternoon after I missed a couple phone calls and someone found me. We were at the church, some of us, after Hope’s wedding. Family and close friends […]

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the long view.

Abraham lived in tents. He kept flocks. So did his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob. Abraham was told to move from the land where he was born. He was sent to Canaan, to the land of promise, to be filled with people of promise. But he was 100 when he finally had the son […]

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love and anticipation.

So what do we do? (Start by reading yesterday’s post if you didn’t already) If we’ve been given our standing in the kingdom, our place. If we don’t have to worry about making God happy enough to love us, being strong enough to fight our way in, being amazing enough to earn our way in, […]

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It’s yours.

I knock on the door before I walk into hospital rooms. Often when I knock, the people in the room look up with anticipation. Family members stand up. Sometimes they say, “Doctor.” They have been waiting for news, sometimes for hours. As soon as they see someone older, not in a uniform, they assume that […]

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