Looking ahead to Advent

The first Sunday of Advent is November 29. Christmas is a few weeks later. But the truth is, we’re not sure we’re ready to figure out how to celebrate this year. I’ve written about Advent before. In Anticipation: An Advent Reader and Saint John of the Mall: Reflections for the Advent Season, I provided reflections […]

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Pure Michigan

At the moment, we’re in Michigan. In Paradise in Michigan. In state with the ad campaign “Pure Michigan”, you probably can’t get much better than Paradise. The ad campaign tries to show us the essence of Michigan. The leaves, the water, the snow, the smiles, the slow motion drone footage that makes everything look better. […]

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About right thinking

We’ve been talking this week about Paul’s list of things to think about instead of worrying. We’ve looked at true and noble. I want to suggest that when Paul talks about focusing on what is right, he’s talking, in part, about justice. The justice of keeping your word. The justice of responding to human needs […]

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Stubborn Facts

Rich Dixon continues thinking about his place by the river..  In 1987 a doctor explained the consequences of my accident. Lots of medical details, but the evidence was simple and devastating – spinal cord injury and permanent paralysis below my chest. I listened carefully and replied, “No.” I wanted my normal life back. I didn’t want […]

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