Church

February 09 2015

What Have I Forgotten

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I skipped church. The alarm went off, and I hit the snooze button with some hope of getting up the next round. The night before I went to bed with the intention of getting up in …

Church

January 29 2015

Again

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This is where I make the drive to the local counseling center, a nervous young woman in the passenger seat, again. And again. And again. Sometimes they are friends of friends, sometimes they’ve read something I’ve written, and …

That Time Prayer Actually Worked

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I didn’t step forward to ask for prayer that Sunday morning because I expected prayer to work. I stepped forward because I didn’t know where else to turn. I needed to just say “Enough!” Enough is …

How to Live When the End Is Near

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On the cusp of a milestone, with four generations at the end of 2014 -- age range, 4 -- 93 This is a big year for me, one of those milestone numbers. It’s the year that …

Take and Eat (in City and in Suburb)

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You’re the God of this city … I used to sing those words in an urban neighborhood church. Our church gatherings were often uncomfortable. So many differences jostled elbows in our small, rented space. Some people walked from …

Church

January 15 2015

Flipping Over Tables

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His beard was full and hit the top of his blue and green plaid shirt. His blue eyes lit up with each passing customer as he shot his hand out with a customary greeting, “Hi! …

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