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Coffee with Memories and Tears

Two weeks from today I will be leaving a place that feels like home to me. Not because this is a city with which I have any familiarity. Not even because I have deep personal friendships here. But, because this … Continue reading

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Strength through Whispered Weakness

My friend has been in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit for a week. Her health crisis came without warning. She was awakened at 2 AM with symptoms that prompted her family to call 911. The ER transferred her to Surgical … Continue reading

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Read the End of the Book

I am preparing for a Memorial Service I did not expect to attend. The person who is being remembered is younger than I am. If I let my natural mind calculate, then she died too early. I also need to … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Train Crash Kills Nearly 100 People

Note: The next several posts are about my recent trip to Spain where I walked the pilgrimage trail of the Camino. I was in Madrid when my phone rang at 2 am. My friend from home was frantic. She knew … Continue reading

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Lay Your Head on Jesus’ Lap

For many years I have looked forward to my friend’s mother coming to visit from India. It has been her rhythm to visit her family here in the States for a few months each summer. This mother has led a … Continue reading

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And He Cried

I heard a story this week told by a friend from India who has served as a missionary there, in her home country, for many years. As we talked she was reminded of a time, decades ago, when some refugees … Continue reading

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My Name Is On the List

As I scanned the news this morning I noticed that the President had pardoned a list of people. The commentator noted that none of the people were well known and there was no explanation given as to why these particular … Continue reading

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