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Greed in Grieving

Death knocks on all of our doors.  Some are made to answer sooner than others.  As the ones left behind we grieve for them, or do we?   73 more words

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A Hospital Chaplain Reflects on Poetry and Dying

A few weeks later, my friend sends me a copy of Dunn’s poem “A Coldness.” The speaker says about his sick brother, “From then on he was delusional, / the cancer making him / stupid, insistently so, and lost.

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blahpolar reblogged this on blahpolar diaries and commented:

What I call chaos theory might be what you call god, either way, I like this man and the words he writes and the poetry he quotes, very much. It's a realistic and compassionate article and he avoids clichés the way I avoid cauliflower.

"I’ve found the lines about cursing God, “Shame on Him,” to be true. My supervisor had told us—me and my fellow chaplain interns—that we might find it appropriate to tell a patient that it’s all right to be angry at God. It takes me a while to say this to someone because a lot of my patients believe that to question God is to curse her very nature. They believe it’s God’s will for them to suffer. Some refuse pain-alleviating medication because they believe God wills them to suffer like Christ. “Sometimes, God sucks,” I eventually tell one woman around midnight before she goes into surgery the next morning for a cancer."
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Playing with stencils

The other day i tie dyed 2 pairs of legging I had cut out, today I used stencils to add something extra. Just have to heat set them then I can finish making them. 14 more words

Fabric Dying/Painting

A Hospital Chaplain Reflects on Poetry and Dying

A few weeks later, my friend sends me a copy of Dunn’s poem “A Coldness.” The speaker says about his sick brother, “From then on he was delusional, / the cancer making him / stupid, insistently so, and lost.

166 more words
Longreads

Friday Night Think Tank: Dead End

It’s finally Friday, Modern Philosophers!

The work week has hit a dead end, and now every road leads to the weekend.  I’m out on the porch of The House on the Hill, enjoying the gorgeous Maine weather, and thinking about the delicious salt and vinegar wings that are going to be my dinner. 593 more words

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I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO DIE FOR CHRIST or Allah! (Part II)

Part II of …..DYING FOR CHRIST or Allah

Phil 1:23

For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: 567 more words

He Just Said He Wants To See Me Again


I answered him that when he said he feels like he s dying that I m always here. He answered by asking if I m coming down again, he d like to see me. 25 more words