No

I wrote to a colleague a day before a meeting. I had committed to do an optional project. I was reflecting on how I could squeeze the work in. I started typing. “I do have a new word for you,” I said. “No.” We often offer each other new words. Prolegomenon. Anacrusis. Usually they are simply […]

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all the days in between

(In this week after Christ the King Sunday and before Advent, I’m thinking about being in between. And I found this old post.) Paul spent somewhere between 27 months and three years in Ephesus. We know what he did night and day for three years. We know what he did for two years. We know […]

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In her own words.

I needed to write the message for a funeral the other day. As I thought about the person and about what to say, I looked at her Facebook feed. She shared posts of others, she made some personal comments, and she had some one-sentence sayings, the kind that appear in a block of color. Like […]

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More king.

We read on Sunday that Jesus is the king of kings. When the beings who are in power get together, Jesus is the one who has the most power. Jesus is the ultimate authority. Though he tells Pilate that his kingdom is not of this world, that doesn’t mean that his kingdom doesn’t have anything […]

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King

We hear the stories all the time. Someone needs a particular medical procedure. But it is only done in one place. And they have no way to connect. Then one day, they have a conversation with someone. They helped a stranger, they started a conversation. And that person says, “Let me call my cousin. The […]

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