Monthly Archives: April 2014

“Include Us in Your Prayer”

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL Last November I posted my concern about one of my Compassion-sponsored children Aibie who lives in the Philippines.  Typhoon Haiyan  had swept through her area and the Compassion staff could not be sure that she, her family, or … Continue reading

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Living as Easter People

LIVING AS APPRENTICES “The community of persons closest to us has the power to keep us in the tomb of fear or to call us into the daybreak of hope. Do those around us call us to huddle more closely … Continue reading

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Sous Chef

WRITING AS AN ACT OF FAITH If you love the Food Network and fine writing, you are in for a great treat!  Michael Gibney, a sous chef (a restaurant’s second in command) since the age of 22 and an executive … Continue reading

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Today is Take Your Gun to Church Day

I’M JUST SAYING The Governor  of the state of Georgia Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law today. House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 specifies where Georgia residents can carry weapons. Included are … Continue reading

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I Can Help You With That – part 2

LIVING AS APPRENTICES On March 21 I posted the story of a class discussion on how hard it is to ask for help. The discussion generated several examples of the principle “if we all share, we all have enough.” (Look … Continue reading

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Deep Communion and Dear Compassion

THE TWELVE STEPS AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION I’ve been marinating in the Twelve Steps for the past year.  They revolutionized my life many years ago, and they are doing it again, this time with help of Fr. Richard Rohr and his … Continue reading

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Facing the Truth

Living as Apprentices “People do not want to acknowledge or face up to the reality of a crucified world, and even less do we want to ask ourselves what is our share of responsibility for such a world. The world … Continue reading

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Words to Live By

                  My Symphony By William Ellergy Channing To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not … Continue reading

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