I cannot keep up.

I cannot keep up with all the news reporting on the experiences and thoughts and motivations of others. I cannot keep up with the commentary on all the reporting on all the experiences.  I cannot keep up with all the experiences of the people I know from every part of my life, from every decade […]

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Courage.

“God, I ask for courage for this family.”  That’s what I often say when I’m standing next to a hospital bed. It’s in my top five requests, along with requests for peace and for presence and for wisdom and whatever seems appropriate for the particular situation.  The other day, as I was asking for courage, […]

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More on doing well already.

Yesterday was kind of a warning post, an “are we thinking about what we are doing and saying?” post. But I wanted to remind us that many of us are saying well of people, are doing well by people. In our concern to get things right, a concern that is causing undue stress on untold […]

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This should not be.

We started talking. I don’t remember why. I think that he wanted to have a chaplain stop by. Or maybe a nurse was concerned about him and asked if he wanted us. Whatever. We started talking. He was sad, that I remember. He talked about his life, a difficult one. He talked about his military […]

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Muffins

Nancy texted me Sunday afternoon: “Chocolate banana muffins. Mmmmmmmm.” I just tested one. She’s right. These particular chocolate banana muffins have a story. The bananas started as part of a forty-pound box of bananas, purchased the week before as a between-concert supper for 100 Fort Wayne Children’s Choir singers. They didn’t eat them all. Half […]

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