Jan 5 2020

Family, Friends and Community

Comfort, holding hands, a prayer or two, a gentle touch – can ease the way forward and out to whatever comes after death. With hope and comfort provided in the process. Well the holidays are finally over! For David and me, the holidays included our wedding anniversary on Dec. 21 – observed over lunch at…
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Dec 9 2019

A Beautiful Day: Mr. Rogers and Beyond

Celebrating the life of Mr. Rogers – even 16 years after his death – his awesome goodness still gives hope to us all. A week or so ago David and I went to Cine Bistro here in Richmond and saw the film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks – one of my…
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Nov 12 2019

The Pornography of Horror

Movies bleeding gore, death and the macabre. Internet sites that focus on terror and violence. What is happening in our culture that promotes such pornographic excursions into terror and violence? Well – Halloween. When ghosts and goblins stalk the land … or at least our neighborhoods. Usually I opt to be absent from the house…
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Oct 24 2019

All in the Family:

Like the families depicted in the Bible, we are far from perfect. But through God’s kindness we go on. We should practice that same kindness in our own families. A month or so back, I thought it would be a good idea for David – for us together – to read the saga of King…
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Sep 23 2019

We Go on Hope:

Making vows before God … embracing one another and toasting to life – here and beyond. The kind of hope that lay beneath David’s and my vows to each other last December – words that we live by every day. Many of you know that last December I again took marriage vows to love ……
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