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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Feb 14 2020

The Face of Love: Compassion and Mercy in the Face of Evil

The Face of Love: Compassion and Mercy in the Face of Evil Do you remember the film “Dead Man Walking,” starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn? I saw it some years ago when it first came out. Since David had never seen it, we watched it on TV a week or so back. Sean Penn…
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Jan 26 2020

Memories are Made of This: How Full is Your Circle?

How Full is Your Circle? I know, I know. I should be blogging about the current impeachment trial, but please … I just can’t bring myself to add more ink or voice to the pile of reports, as well as talking heads out there pronouncing their views morning, noon and night. I have my strong…
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