On joy and Zephaniah.

Every Sunday morning, I lead an interdenominational chapel service at our hospital. There are a few people in the chapel sometimes. The service is sent live into hospital rooms on Channel 21.1, and then is replayed several times during the week. I laugh about having a TV ministry. It’s the opposite of most-no close-ups, no […]

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A disruption in plans: Joseph

Joseph handled the bad news as well as could be expected. He had been betrayed by his betrothed. No one would expect him to go ahead with the marriage now that Mary was pregnant. It had been generations since anyone had followed the letter of the Law, which was good for Joseph. His heart was […]

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On making plans: Joseph’s story

Because I think he was a planner, I want to see Joseph’s journal. The one where he wrote out his goals for that year. You know. The year when his life went off the rails. I want to see the journal where he laid out his goals in good Dave Ramsey fashion, with his spiritual […]

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Road work.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.” Nancy and I spent several hours over the weekend staring at the road. From inside a car. We realized that we spend a lot of time together in a car staring at the road. […]

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see.

I didn’t listen to much of the funeral last week the funeral for former president George H.W. Bush. I was talking to a class of nursing students about how to talk with families about death when the funeral started. I was heading to my work as a chaplain not long after it ended. But while […]

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