What now?

My friend Rich Dixon‘s question today made me stop. +++ What now? The big project’s complete, the celebration’s done, the crowd’s gone. What’s next? Rest, of course. Recharge, reflect. But then – what? Actually, the answer’s simple. Do the next right thing. You’re thinking that’s not so easy, with so much to do and so many […]

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I hate stretching.

I actually enjoy stretching in the morning, of course, extending my arms as high as I can and yawning and shaking my shoulders and going back to my coffee.  I hate the stretching that my physical therapist told me I should do twice a day. There is no measure for stretching. Or better, no measure […]

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A prayer for the eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

God. We just read that you are gracious and merciful.We just read that you are slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. And that doesn’t fit, exactly, with what many of us think. We are used to hearing about getting things right or you’ll be mad.We are used to telling ourselves that we better […]

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Exchanging everything for what matters, again.

In case we missed the point in the first story, Jesus told another. +++ Jakov was a man with a passion. He knew pearls. He had spent his whole life looking at pearls, looking for pearls. He could tell where they came from. He could tell what they were worth. Jakov knew what it was […]

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Small acts, big change

My friend Rich Dixon is helping me out here, with posts that come just at the right time and just with the right challenge for me. +++ I believe you and I can change the world. You most likely think that’s a pretty bold claim. Maybe you think it’s downright outrageous. I believe it’s God’s invitation to […]

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