Monthly Archives: October 2013

A WORK IN PROGRESS: Grieving Enabled Through the Creative Process


Just the other day, one of our younger clergy brothers died from a massive heart attack in the wee early morning hours, or late at night during his sleep, depending on your point of view. His contemporaries were in a … Continue reading

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BRINGING IT LIKE BON JOVI


I dilly dallied, as is my usual habit. I have some inner compunction that forbids me to turn up too early. It’s a learned behavior from early childhood: showing up too soon meant additional chores, whereas I’d rather be playing … Continue reading

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The One Who Shows Weakness Is The One Who Is Healed


Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man … Continue reading

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A DEEPER SOURCE OF WATER


I’m sixty five years old. I have an iPhone. When I see an interesting image, I stop and park my car. I take a little walk, getting in a few more steps for my otherwise sedentary life. The viewpoint then … Continue reading

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THE PARK MAY BE CLOSED BUT THE CITY ISN’T


I took the back way home. Even though I was using the GPS, I deviated from her well intentioned directions. Perhaps I was just intent on exploring, or perhaps I had “authority issues” I needed to work out on leadership, … Continue reading

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