A glimmer of hope

More of the story from Rich Dixon +++ I recall Pete’s trademark Hawaiian shirts, but not much else about our conversations. Therapy isn’t logical or linear. In steps so small they can be perceived only while retracing the path, as Pete listened and guided, I exposed and confronted struggles old and new. Gradually, as weeks […]

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Thinking about a particular sheep.

On Sunday, I had a short sermon all ready for the chapel service Nancy and I lead every Sunday at the hospital. No one comes, but some people watch, live or on the recording. On Sunday, we didn’t have the service, so I could be with a family who lost a loved one. So I […]

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A prayer for the twenty-fourth Sunday in ordinary time.

God, We are wanting to be looked for.Instead of thinking we have to find you,thinking we have to be earnestly seeking you,we wish that you were actually looking for us. That you wanted us. Or instead of thinking you are searching for us with the malicious intensity of a predator, trying to take us down, […]

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The worst.

Sometimes people say to me, “God wouldn’t want me.” I ask them if they have killed Christians. So far, no one has. (Except by the measure of Jesus who indicated that if you hate, that’s like murder. With that measure, many people who identify as some version of Christian and talk on social media or […]

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