A treat

I remember masks. And costumes. And hiding who I was with the identity of someone else. Someone famous. Someone infamous. Someone cute or scary or popular. Someone exactly not like me. Me, looking like me, walking up to a door and asking for candy would never work. It breaks the rules of the October candy-begging […]

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All y’ll saints.

Friday is All Saints Day in the Church calendar. In traditions that distinguish saints from other believers, All Saints is followed by All Souls Day. In traditions that consider all believers to be saints, there is one day.  The point of All Saints Day is to remember those who have died and to do so […]

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Fun facts about Jesus

Hope and I were folding laundry. She’s home for fall break. (Or was back in 2012 when this was first published). “Tell me some fun facts about Jesus,” I said. She just looked at me. “For a post?” she asked. Yep. For a post. It was one of those things that would be interesting. The […]

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Happy Monday

I had the opportunity to spend some time in conversation with Dave Johnson about pain and grief and forgiveness recently. We were given some questions to work with, but it was actually two old guys talking. It’s about 11 minutes, but I think it’s worth the time. A conversation about pain and grief. +++ In […]

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A prayer for the thirtieth Sunday of ordinary time

God. We are not quite ready to despair, most of us.  But some moments we come close. We come close to simply running out.  Our bodies run out. Our courage runs out. Our creativity runs out. Our love, our patience, our forgiveness. We are running out.  And there is almost nothing we read or watch […]

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