Surviving the holidays.

Last week, I was able to speak to a group of people who came to an event called, “Surviving the holidays, no matter your loss.” Over the next few days, I want to share some of what I said that night. +++ Thanks for your courage in coming tonight. I thought about calling this “I […]

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A prayer for the thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

God. Confidence is not the word we usually use when we come to you. Our loved ones are dying, our plans are shattered, our future uncertain and so we come to you desperate, defeated, worried, worn, humiliated, hesitant. All of those are words that we would use, if we could find words. And yet, we […]

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Pause.

When I run, I post a photo in Instagram, sometimes with an observation that occurred during the previous few minutes. Yesterday, after a few days with good but draining activities, and before heading to do a couple projects at Hope and Dan and baby-on-the-way’s new house, I wrote, “In sports, a time out isn’t punishment […]

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What can I do?

Rich Dixon follows up on last week’s story about a lost child. + + + Jesus fed a hungry crowd. Bullet points: Big crowd. Remote spot. The disciples express concern for the crowd’s welfare. They ask Jesus to send them away…to get food. Jesus isn’t worried. He says, “You give them something to eat.” The […]

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