Back in a couple

I’m at a conference for chaplains this week. That should, I suppose, give me lots to talk about. But after a day of workshops and sessions, I’ve got no words. So instead, I’ll share a view from Monday morning while running. It was a nice run. It was a nice sun. Peace.

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A prayer for the fifth Sunday of Easter, sort of.

God. Every Sunday morning, I talk to you in front of a group, on behalf of a group. I respond to the texts for the day. I acknowledge—so that we can acknowledge—our best wishes, our worst behaviors. Not specific acts out loud, but specific patterns. Our lack of trust, our inconsistent faithfulness. But I’m not […]

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“We keep plugging away.” 

I asked Nancy for a word for you. Instead, she responded to the rest of my email and then said, “We keep plugging away.” It is a perfect word for you. And for me. In this time between the celebrations of Easter and Pentecost, the stories from the Gospels are kind of fun. Jesus shows […]

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May.

I make no guarantees. I can’t tell you that God absolutely will heal your loved one’s body or will find you a job or will help you find a parking place. I can’t join in your request to have as many prayers as possible so that God pay attention. I can, however, offer this blessing […]

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Captivated by fear.

I was talking with a friend about fear I have. It was a good conversation. He helped me think it through. And I’m not going to talk with you about it. He prayed for me, asking that I wouldn’t be “captivated by fear.” I confess, I took out my pen and wrote the phrase on my hand […]

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