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Me Without You?

I have spent the last week depressed, in a fog, simply putting one foot in front of the other… or keeping both of my feet firmly tucked into bed. 521 more words


My Dad Passed Away

My dad passed away on Tuesday, March 28th, about two days ago as I write this. He was a very private person, and normally I am too when it comes to things like this, so it took me a couple of days to decide to go ahead and open up publicly about what his life meant to me, and how his death changes things. 1,141 more words


Polynices: I. Icarus

This is the first part of a four part poem entitled “Polynices,” named after the brother of Antigone. It’s about an experience I had as an on-call chaplain, in my attempt as a young white man to minister to an African-American family whose 22 year old had been shot and killed. 238 more words


A Sonnet in Spring 

After Bill died, my mother in-law would ask
will the pain never go away?
She didn’t live long enough
to pass through his death-seasons.

I think I will live, Grandmother. 78 more words

Make us a refuge for the poor

Lord, make us a refuge to the poor.
Help us prepare a feast for the hungry.
Teach us to wipe away the tears of those who mourn,

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Prayers & Praying

Ejo #87 - Let's Talk About Death, Baby

As a society, we are crippled by the concept of death.  Grief, following the death of a loved one, can be such a lonely challenge to endure – but it needn’t be.  1,695 more words