Monthly Archives: February 2013

What If

“What if—what if I had not believed that I should see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living?” asks the psalmist at the close of a psalm that looks back at a life. I can imagine … Continue reading

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Good Things

A looming leap over the fiscal cliff, a drought of epic proportions in my back yard, politicians backing away from common-sense gun laws, the death of a good friend, another friend facing the loss of a lower leg, and, on … Continue reading

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Friday Five–Lent

 VALENTINE’S DAY, SHROVE TUESDAY, ASH WEDNESDAY AND LENT—TOSS IN THE KITCHEN SINK AND YOU’VE GOT THE FRIDAY FIVE   1.  Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday and Shrove Tuesday were merged in this house this year.  One spilled over, one was spilled … Continue reading

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The Math of Lent

Last week I went home to Minnesota to give the homily at the memorial service of one of my closest friends.  She was relatively young, vibrant, living in the midst of one of the most productive times of her life, … Continue reading

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In the Name of Love–A Homily for a Memorial Service

In the name of Love who joins us on our journey and bids us welcome.  Amen Words.  Words of condolence.  Words of comfort.  Important words.  Words that fill the void our hearts can’t help but feel.  Words that stave off … Continue reading

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Simeon’s Song

There he is, standing just inside the temple gates, his eyes scanning the approaching crowd.  What is he watching for? What is he waiting for? There he is, standing where he has stood so many times before.  There he is, … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Groundhog Day

The prompt today at Rev Gal Blog Pals is Groundhog Day.  I hadn’t planned to play.  But the questions are fun and, I learned just this week, Groundhog Day and Candlemas are really of one fabric if not one thread. … Continue reading

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