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remembering the saints

On a recent Sunday at Church of the Advent, we celebrated All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  All Souls remembers those who have died.  All Saints celebrates saints today and past, known and unknown. We sang: I sing a song … Continue reading

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Books and more books

I found this survey on one of my favorite blogs: A moon, worn as if it had been a shell, by Elizabeth Aquino. She got it from Maggie May who found it on Lindsey’s site who found it on Katie … Continue reading

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sins and cell phones

Somewhere over the Atlantic, Delta flight attendants handed out customs declaration cards. “As you go through immigration and customs, put your cell phones away,” they warned. “Put your cell phones away – or they will be confiscated!” they warned again … Continue reading

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caring conversations

 “Mom tried to call you four times last week at your old number,” my dad said to me in a stage whisper from across the living room. “I think we made a mistake not moving into assisted living when we had … Continue reading

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remembering the dead

I say the names, over and over, as I stuff envelopes with letters asking families to tell us their story of hospice care or send a donation to help pay for community  grief counseling programs. I name the living as … Continue reading

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summer day in may

My teenage neighbor blasts the radio as he washes his car. It’s a weekly event, and our house reverberates with the bass. He usually plays some rap-like contemporary stuff, and I’m just as happy to feel the pound of the … Continue reading

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Creation Abundance

Spring comes to Houston in dribs and drabs, starting in January and lasting until the hundred degree temps of summer set in. Flowering trees bloom here and there, but never all at once, at least not until the crape myrtles … Continue reading

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