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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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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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passing the peace

Louisvillians are a friendly bunch. I can’t go for a morning walk without neighbors stopping to chat. Runners and cyclists puff a cheery good morning as they pass. As I call out good morning over and over, I am reminded … Continue reading

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Abundance and Need and Fish Left Over

I like Annie Dillard’s take on the parable of the loaves and fishes.  In the story, Jesus is given five loaves and two fishes and multiplies them to feed the masses. After the meal, the disciples gather the leftovers in … Continue reading

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in between

A wise counselor once encouraged me to be a sojourner. A traveler. Not a pilgrim. Not headed to a holy destination, but to a place unknown. Walk for a time, he said, and let the path lead. I am feeling … Continue reading

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Joan Didion writes about the human condition

In Blue Nights, Joan Didion describes exchanging her California driver’s license for a New York license. She’s lived in New York for nearly twenty years, but the exchange represents loss, and her life is already overflowing with too much loss. … Continue reading

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It is good for us to be here.

Sunday’s Gospel reading was the transfiguration story from Mark. Jesus is on the mountain top with Peter, James and John, and Elijah and Moses appear beside him. A voice from the clouds proclaims “this is my Son; listen to him.” … Continue reading

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