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Unspeakable Sadness

Going back to my original list of reasons for not blogging this summer, today I address the experience of sadness. Several things piled on over time and rendered me still before God, downcast in spirit: 946 more words

PCUSA

Breathing Lessons and the Big Contest

I celebrated a milestone of sorts today, the last session of a pulmonary rehabilitation class I have been taking to learn how to breathe and manage my air. 788 more words

Personal

I Am Flying

Beginning this morning, my short-story-long, I Am Flying, is available throughout the weekend at Amazon. My gift to you.

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Relationships

More Than "Brother Charlie's Wife"

One month ago today I sat in the chapel at JH Churchill funeral home in Murray, KY beginning what would be the family’s final good-by to our 99 year-old mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 1,091 more words

Christian Living

HOMILY FOR EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS, 2014

In the first five years of my priesthood, when I was the full-time, resident chaplain in a Catholic hospital, I should have kept a journal of the uncanny signs of God’s presence and action in the lives of persons that I was regularly seeing there.  583 more words

Homily

Defenses: The Ego's Answer to Miracles - A Course in Miracles with Robert Rosenthal, M.D.

“Defenses are the costliest of all the prices which the ego would exact.” ~A Course in Miracles

Defense and attack are cornerstones of the ego’s thought system. 627 more words

Spirituality

My funeral.....

Regarding her funeral, this is what Joan Rivers said she wanted:
“I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. 240 more words

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