Monthly Archives: February 2016

Daring Adventure

I was out with friends tonight and at the end of it, one of them tossed me a fortune cookie. We laughed  when I read it out loud.  I’m trying to make some decisions about traveling. I would like to meet … Continue reading

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Everything I Have

The Prodigal Son, a well-known story from Scripture, is today’s Gospel. I am sure you have heard the words dozens of times, have thought about which son you are before, and seen how merciful the father is. Homilies take all … Continue reading

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Every Valley

Fair warning–grumpy morning people should avoid me. I have a tendency to dance while I prepare my breakfast.  I crank the tunes and just start moving once I hear something I like. This morning it was this song that caught … Continue reading

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Dressed in Purple

Lazarus, hunger and hurting, is our worst nightmare. The rich man, dressed in purple and in fine linen, is oblivious to his privilege in today’s Gospel. He feasts daily without really noticing the poor and starving Lazarus, though he does seem … Continue reading

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St. Suzanne?

Some moments in this adventure are a bit more surreal than others. I met for two hours with a funeral director today to gather information to begin to make decisions about my funeral and burial. We reviewed cremation, burial and … Continue reading

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Reflecting Christ

I attended a funeral for a 45-year-old man today, the son of friends of mine. He died suddenly and unexpectedly. The church was packed. His mother gave a touching eulogy and moved the crowd with her courage and love. The … Continue reading

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Transfigured Lives

Today’s Gospel is the Transfiguration, one of those beautiful and mystical stories in Luke. Reading it today made me think of three things. First, we long to cling to the good experiences in life. Second, as a pastor reminded me … Continue reading

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