A prayer for Transfiguration Sunday.

God. We would love to be on a mountain, away from all the confusion, and completely present with you. To see you glowing, to be aware of your power, to be aware that you are aware of us. That would be awesome. To have the confidence that Peter had, the confidence that Jesus was full […]

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Thinking about specific choices.

If you walk into our house, you will probably look ahead to the kitchen, or to the right into the living room. But if you look at the narrow wall on the left, there’s a framed saying. It’s been on a wall in our apartment or house for nearly 37 years.  “Choose you this day […]

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About jets and pelicans.

Nancy and I took a few days away visiting friends Nancy has known longer than she has known me. When I travel, it takes a few days for my pieces to come back together. While I’m waiting, a few observations. And some writing, because, as I mention in this conversation with Dr Lee Warren, writing […]

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A storm.

Lots of thoughts, no one thread. Like waves. You know the feeling. I know you do. Because I’m getting emails from you and from me. And I don’t want to minimize the struggle you are having at this moment with some platitude. So a story. There was a storm so bad that experienced sailors were […]

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Mad.

If you are bringing your sacrifice to the temple, Jesus says, and you remember that someone is angry at you, go to them and make it right. Then come back and offer your sacrifice, give your gift, fulfill your obligation. But Jesus, what if they made up the problem? silence Okay, that doesn’t happen very […]

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