Infiltrating Injustice: Some Thoughts on Filling the Racial Divide with Humanity

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The news has been relentlessly bad everywhere – personal, local, national, global. Sometimes I have to shut it all off. My own broken life is hard enough without hearing about death, disease, disaster, and the …

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 …

When the Idea of You Means More than You, or Mistakenly Dying Young

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Everyday aged the same, a barren terrain flat and inhospitable, even for the most hopeful of visiting moments. The problem wasn’t days going by, but them going by as one fluid movement absent of the peaks …

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 …

Family

January 20 2015

late have I loved thee

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‘Late have I loved Thee,’ prayed the ancient father. Now, I say it to another: there was little love in hating [what I called] sin.   Late have I loved thee–late like fruit overripely picked, like the garden taken by weeds too overgrown …

Culture

January 20 2015

The Little Rock Nurse

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Our Titus has to have an MRI once a year at Arkansas Children's Hospital. It's a 3.5 hour drive for us from Fayetteville, but we're used to it. That's where his GI doctors and his …

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