Monthly Archives: September 2017

Take What You Like and Leave the Rest

I was sharing some problems I see in the American Church with a group of people.  Several people agreed. One definitely did not. He said “Why be so negative?  Just take what you like and leave the rest.” I’ve been … Continue reading

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Search and Rescue

His bright helmet stands out against the gray rubble left by the Mexican earthquake. He bends over, peering intensely into a small cave in the collapsed building. Reaching through the broken rebar, he croons, “Come my love, come my love, … Continue reading

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Dealing with our Demons

This blog holds nearly 700 posts.  I frequently republish (and sometimes update) blogs from the past for those of you who are newer readers.  This one first appeared on June 3, 2015. One of the most moving stories about St. … Continue reading

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Living in Darkness

For me, 2017 has been a year of heaviness and darkness. I am not depressed or guilt-ridden; I just  feel the weight of the world’s chaos and pain. Perhaps I have been gifted by the Holy Spirit with a greater sense of … Continue reading

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Somebody Prayed for us Today – by a Guest Blogger

This post was written by a guest blogger who prefers to remain anonymous. Somebody prayed for us today. After a series of unfortunate circumstances, I’d been feeling  that I was caught in stormy weather that abated at times, but that I … Continue reading

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Going Deeper – Do Something Significant (John 15: 5)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage, Jesus reminds us that we … Continue reading

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This Little Light of Mine – part 3

During the Vietnam War, peace activist A.J. Muste (1885-1967), stood in front of the White House night after night with a candle – sometimes alone.  A reporter interviewed him one evening as he stood there in the rain. “Mr. Muste,” the reporter … Continue reading

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Who Made That?

This blog now contains more than 670 posts.  Here is a post from September 2012  that you may have missed. A little girl and her grandmother were cuddled together in a rocking chair reading a book when a loud crash … Continue reading

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