Learning about loving the people you love.

A couple weeks ago, I finally realized that my next book was for people who want to visit people in the hospital, but don’t know where to start the conversations. I set a publication deadline, told a couple people about it. On Saturday, a friend told me that it could be a very short book. […]

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A prayer for the fourth Sunday in Lent.

God. Help. We are anxiously waiting, worriedly ready. We are increasingly dreading an illness we don’t understand. Someone understands. Everyone understands. What we would love, sort of, is for you to make it disappear. Though we fear who would get credit, who would take credit. What we would love, sort of, is for someone to […]

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Walk with me today.

Nancy and I are walking again. She took some time off for healing. But we’re back. And it’s a helpful way to build connection and dissipate stress. Which is probably why she suggested “walk” for today’s word. This will feel more like a meander. Each matters. Each step, each pause, each person, each conversation. I […]

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Is.

An ambulance arrives at the hospital. A person is wheeled through the door, becoming in that moment, a patient. Tests are ordered, blood is drawn, scans are started. First, make sure breathing and heartbeats continue. Then, everything else. A mom arrives at the hospital. (It could be a dad, it could be a daughter, a […]

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Relax

“Updating failed. An unknown error occurred.” I kept getting that message as I was starting this post. Which was ironic because the word Nancy gave me for writing about was “Relax”. There was a fundamental gap between the post I was trying to write and the message I was getting when I tried to save […]

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