As one with authority.

I’m around a lot of memory conversations. Those times when people get together to remember someone they care about. Sometimes the storytelling is public, news specials when someone famous dies. Most often, I’m with people after funerals, or before a death, or sitting at a family reunion. Someone new to the family speaks up: “Tell […]

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A prayer for the first Sunday after the Epiphany

God. You know more of the story than I do. More of my story. More of our stories. You know what has happened and what is happening and what will happen. Today we think about wise men meeting you, Jesus, after a long journey.They saw you, they honored you, they went on their journey back […]

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Wilderness

The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, according to Mark anyway, starts in the wilderness. Isaiah, a book of prophecy ancient when Mark was writing, talked about a person in the wilderness, calling out about the arrival of the Lord. Then, Mark says, John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness. Then people […]

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Fresh start

Some words from Rich Dixon to start the new year: +++ How to begin – resolutions, goals, focus words? Like you, I’ve tried those because they were the cool thing to do. But my heart wasn’t in it. As a teacher, I like questions. Long-term, open questions that challenge me and guide my thinking. Honest […]

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What kind of writing are we reading?

“I’m not being very clear,” I said. “I can’t find the words.” I was talking with a friend about finding a different way to look at our work. Not to change anything, but to think through the way I look at it. +++ I like to be clear. I like to offer well-researched, well-reflected, well-crafted […]

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