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All lives

16 years ago tomorrow my 19 year old daughter and two of her friends were killed by a driver who had been drinking. Though Anna and her friends had been driving responsibly, traveling the speed limit, wearing their seat belts, … Continue reading

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Gloria

Life is amazing. It’s not a resume we build. It’s not a course to be run. It is a rich tapestry made of very simple things. Continue reading

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I just wish that I could hear

Tomorrow is Anna’s 35th birthday. Hard to imagine. She is locked forever now at 19. Her smile. Her laugh. Her brilliant eyes. The daisies in her hair, plucked from the wildflowers on her way to school. Her warmth. Her depth of spirit. Her passion for dance and theater and the life of the Spirit. Continue reading

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Sleepless

After teeth had been brushed and a story read, after prayers had been said and goodnight kisses given, I would blow softly into Anna’s ears: once to blow out bad dreams, and then again to blow in good dreams. I … Continue reading

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Not for children

We tend to think of the Bible as a holy book filled with stories of holy people. It is not. This book is pretty disturbing. Continue reading

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Kept in Christ

As I sit down to write, Robbin Kawabata’s nephew is missing. There are some emotions I can’t imagine. Others I don’t want to imagine. Continue reading

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Scott

There was a homeless man who came and stood in the sheltered corner between the office wing and sanctuary yesterday. It is free of some of the traffic noise of our corner. And it is out of sight, somewhat. There … Continue reading

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The war of light and darkness

There are times it seems like there is a war going on, a war between the forces of light and the powers of darkness. Continue reading

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Music night

Making music together is the most universal activity of human communities. But we don’t do it anymore. Singing is a hobby for a few rather than the joy of the whole. Continue reading

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Opposites Are Not Always What They Seem

Originally posted on OPreach:
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s…

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