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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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Like a prayer

This post is for baby Eli. Elijah Roger: firstborn of Betsy, a young friend who has battled a brain tumor since she was ten – born via C-section, to reduce stress and the chance of complication – welcomed to this … Continue reading

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rest in peace

Barbara lost her mother on Sunday, my birthday. She told me on Thursday that she was having her mother evaluated for hospice care, and three days later her mom was gone. I called my parents that day – my father … Continue reading

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In Memory

I’ve just started work for Hosparus, a nonprofit hospice provider serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky. It’s a timely move for me, as I learn how to deal with the loss of loved ones myself. Yesterday we lost our … Continue reading

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advent darkness

I recently wrote a post that began I have long believed that life holds more sadness than joy. I often write posts quickly, with minimal editing, in response to a stimulus that moves me. Posts may reflect just one side … Continue reading

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Ten things I learned from my dog

catapult magazine has put out the call for their feast of lists issue: ten resolutions, ten ideas or ten things learned — top ten favorites — or even ten unrelated things. I’ve been working on ten enchanted places and (ten) … Continue reading

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called back to life

I have long believed that life holds more sadness than joy. Hurricane Sandy, which last week devastated coastal areas from the Chesapeake to New York, was a good reminder of our vulnerability, even our mortality. Many of my old friends … Continue reading

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