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I’m Home

After driving for 30 hours over a span of 7 days my critically ill friend visually soaked in the desert of southern Nevada and simply said, “I’m home.” This friend, who I genuinely embrace as my BFF, has suffered unrelentingly … Continue reading

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Footprints in Chaos

Many of us love to pray or sing “Open my eyes, Lord, I want to see Jesus.” What we aren’t as quick to acknowledge is our expectation that the Jesus we see be accompanied by comfort, order and tranquility. Those … Continue reading

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Grieving a Loss That Does Not Leave

No one who is grieving compares one grief to another. Pain and loss are personal, not categorical. Pain is what the suffering person says it is. It is experienced as such and there is no comfort in hearing about someone … Continue reading

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Why is Grief so Lonely?

It is often true that people rally around a grieving person. There are probably rare times when a person is so the center of attention as at the memorial service of a loved one. Yet, neither the well-meaning crowd nor … Continue reading

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Loving the Invisible Ones

A friend just posted a question on Face book, in words more eloquent than mine, asking for help in understanding why the world is standing united in response to 17 people killed in Paris and virtually ignoring the 2000 who … Continue reading

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Realigning My Periscope

I have one area of my life where the Presence of God is blurred. I know, cognitively, that God is good. An African greeting begins: “God is good,” followed by the response:“ All the time.” The greeting goes on: “All … Continue reading

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When “Thankful” Is a Choice

I am awakened this morning by the strong purr and gentle paw of my cat, Takker. I am reminded that he was given to me as a gift ten years ago today. He has been and is a source of … Continue reading

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