Worth the wait.

I wrote this several years ago. The journeys since then have had many delays, reroutings, and some delightful arrivals. It’s good to be reminded of this story again. +++ We got to the airport early. We got a good parking spot. The bag check went well. We got the fast lane for the TSA screening […]

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Learning to write

Rich Dixon on the power of writing: +++ Last time I surrendered to the journal process as an opportunity to dump the trash of my soul. In retrospect, I said could see God at work. Another crazy thing. A decade after Pete prodded me into pouring the chaos of my broken life onto the pages […]

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“Wait til you see what happens next”

What if Bible stories were titled like those Facebook posts everyone shares? “Boy gives bag lunch to religious vagabond. You’d be amazed at the response.”  “Widow gives last two pennies. You’ll never guess what happens next.” “So-called healer abandons village of sick people, just to preach. Watch what happens three years later.”  “Prophet promises woman a son. Then son dies.” […]

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“Apparently ordinary man decides to not comment.”

On Wednesday, Jim Josephson, 39, spent 15 minutes reading the Facebook status updates and shared posts of friends. He then decided not to comment on any of them. In a candid statement published on his LinkedIn page, Josephson wrote about his experience: “It was rough for me,” he wrote. “I like conversation as much as […]

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A prayer for the twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

God. Sometimes we feel like we ache all the time because of the pain we see around us.Sometimes we feel like we are crushed.Sometimes we feel like weeping like Jeremiah wept. And we struggle to know how to talk to you when even the experts seem to disagree. Because Paul tells Timothy to pray for […]

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