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5/24/2020: One Drop of Distance

They all had the right of way. They walked in pairs holding hands, or in little family groups, many holding a walker or baby stroller or dog leash. On this sunny Sunday after days of rain, stuck in town on … Continue reading

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5/22/20 Suicidal Thinking: Open Questions

The day was going along pleasantly, when there in my internet viewing queue was a highly acclaimed Christian film about evangelization to teenagers at risk of suicide. Obligingly I took a look, meaning to write a review about its teaching … Continue reading

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2/26/2020: Secret of Eternal Beauty

Miss Florence was one class act. Blue eyes, French-braided silver hair, porcelain white skin, slender willowy figure. How old? Good luck with that; she wasn’t talking. Miss Florence was no churchy type, but every Sunday she picked out a special … Continue reading

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“Christian, Single, AND Lonely? Is That Even a Thing?”

First, two traditional Christian disclaimers (for any traditional Christians who may have tuned in): 1: If we turned our relationships over to God’s will in the first place, then He’s worked them out for communion with Him, and for love … Continue reading

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John Kralik and the 365 Thank Yous

Does anybody else out there keep a calendar of favorite books to re-read on the same day year after year? If so, here’s a perfect choice for Thanksgiving: Judge John Kralik’s book 365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act … Continue reading

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10/1 Sleepytime Ritual

Bedtime routines are a real help. It’s a pleasure when I manage to tune out non-essential distractions, tick through a list of evening chores, and settle in early. Recently it occurred to me that my spiritual practice wasn’t as close … Continue reading

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Windfall

The untraveled back alleys in our older residential neighborhoods have tiny tool sheds and tree houses and dog huts, woodpiles and heaps of tomato stakes, trumpet and wisteria and sweetpea and morning glory and honeysuckle vines softening the picket fences. … Continue reading

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