May 31 2020

The Upside of the Lockdown: Patience and Peace

The Upside of the Lockdown: Patience and Peace One day last week, during my daily “quiet time” (which most days are nowadays), it occurred to me that the peace David and I feel most days is a desirable place to be in any case. Now, I told myself, what I need to work on is…
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May 2 2020

Life in a Broken Time: Where the Light Shines Through

Life in a Broken Time: Where the Light Shines Through Someone once said something like “we are all broken, and where the cracks occur, that’s where the light shines through.” And for me, one of my human sources of light, a dear friend, has just left this world for the next and better one. In…
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Apr 13 2020

“Don’t Tell Me What You Can’t do; Tell Me What You Can Do!”

“Don’t Tell Me What You Can’t Do, Tell Me What You Can Do!”Creating a Life in a Time of Darkness Well folks, this is a dark, uncertain time. And periodically, I’m hit by a wave of sadness. Sadness for us – can’t go out to restaurants, can’t see friends, can’t have church services … you…
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Mar 23 2020

That Human Touch: The (Necessary) Perils of Social Distancing

That Human Touch:The (Necessary) Perils of Social Distancing Somewhere in my Bruce Springsteen collection of music, I believe there is a song with the lyrics that refer to “that human touch.” When I first heard that song, I knew exactly what he meant by that. If I remember correctly, the singer had taken up with…
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Mar 12 2020

Suffering and the Unpredictability of Life: Living East of Eden

Suffering and the Unpredictability of Life: Living East of Eden Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Lent. For those of you who observe the season, Lent’s a time of reflection and renewal of purpose, a time to pause and reflect on your life’s direction and what you are going to do with the rest…
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