Heaven (Part 1)

Rich Dixon tells us more of his story: +++ A new year. As the Broncos marched to the Super Bowl, my Christmas infection turned nasty. In dangerous environment of sedentary existence and constrained, shallow breathing which didn’t efficiently clear my lungs, I developed severe pneumonia. I lapsed into a kind of semi-coma. + + + […]

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Not gone here before, two years later

The people had been wandering for a generation. Actually, they felt like they were wandering. They were actually following a pillar of fire and a cloud, both showing the presence of God. But it felt like wandering. It felt like killing time. It felt like waiting for a generation to die off. Which was, of […]

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On planning and preparing.

In March 2020, I asked for words to help me think. A friend wrote and said “Plan vs Prepare. No amount of planning is going to save people who don’t prepare.” That’s an awesomely challenging thought which reminded me of a post I had written several years earlier. +++ I’m built for the second chair. That’s the […]

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A prayer on love for the fifth Sunday of Easter

God. You invite us to love one another.Actually, it is less an invitation. It’s more like a command. It’s really hard. It’s not a command to love the whole world. You do that.It’s not a command to love our enemies. That’s a different command.This is a command to love each other. You told Peter to […]

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Practical thoughts from a hospital chaplain

Life goes on. And so does death. Even without viruses, we have death. Even with them, we have life. +++ If you don’t have a person designated as your health care representative, please designate, on the form that is legally acceptable in your state or locality, the person that you want to represent your decisions when […]

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