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Hope

WORD FOR THE DAY When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. RALPH WALDO EMERSON VISIT GRATEFULNESS.ORG

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Oh My Soul

Oh, my soul Oh, how you worry Oh, how you’re weary, from fearing you lost control This was the one thing, you didn’t see coming And no one would blame you, though If you cried in private If you tried … Continue reading

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Loss is like a tsunami

In New Orleans we are very aware of the power of great waves pushed up by hurricanes. Driving along the coast recently I was reminded of this power and how much had to be rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina. The loss … Continue reading

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In the Eye of the Storm

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The grass isn’t always greener

I received a wonderful quote the other day: WORD FOR THE DAY The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass … Continue reading

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I want to fix people

I have a problem I’m just beginning to admit: I want to fix people. I want to fix people by giving them a book, loaning them a CD, reading them a scripture passage. I want to fix people because their … Continue reading

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Why you don’t need God to believe in eternal life

Excerpt from, “Grief Without Beliefs” from the Huffington Post. I know that we’re alive through our offspring. You are physically an embodiment of your father’s biological and genetic essence. This includes everything from how you look to many of the … Continue reading

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Being with an Alzheimer’s Patient

I found myself sitting on the floor the other day. The Alzheimer’s patient, who was sitting in her wheelchair, had covered her head in her cardigan. So I sat on the floor and she uncovered part of her head so … Continue reading

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Listening with your eyes

Today I graduated from a year of Chaplaincy Residency and four units of Clinical Pastoral Education. Yippee me! Working in a hospital with oncology patients I have witnessed such courage and grace. I have learned so much. I have learned … Continue reading

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Traces of Hope – as we approach Hurricane Katrina’s 10th Anniversary

How do I process my grief? Does suffering have any meaning? Do we live in a random chaotic universe? Is it time to re-evaluate my understanding of “God”? This book is for anyone who has suffered a loss – of … Continue reading

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