Category Archives: religion

Report on Family Trip to Nicaragua

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything.  In that time I went to Nicaragua with 17 members of my family, and when I returned, decided to enter hospice care.  The treatments were no longer effective and going to the … Continue reading

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My word for now

Today I am participating in Bonnie Gray’s “beloved brews” linkup with this post. I have seen this idea at a number of sites, the idea of picking a word for the year. My time frame doesn’t go that far, so … Continue reading

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Advent, Christmas Eve

I don’t write on this blog much anymore. I wrote “Emptiness” when a friend asked me to write on suffering and God, and the last two posts were poem-like pieces in response to prompts by Jaime Bagley. For December Jamie … Continue reading

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Peace Prize

I don’t think I had ever heard of World Vision until this year. The first time I heard about it was last March when they reversed their decision to recognize employees’ same-sex marriages. Then I heard a lot about it. … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on the Lectionary: July 6, 2014

It is my hope to resume my series: First Thoughts on the Lectionary.  I will see if I can follow through on this hope.  It does serve me to stay connected to our Biblical tradition. Zechariah 9 Lo, your king … Continue reading

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Upside-Down Art: Opera Outside the Mainstream

I am over at D.L. Mayfield’s Upside-Down Art today.  Upside-Down Art: Opera Outside the Mainstream I am in the process of publishing a collection of stories from my life.  One section of the book is five stories about major musical … Continue reading

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Humanity: an Affirmation

Today’s post is part of the third monthly synchroblog, “Spirit of the Poor” You will find other posts here.  Look around and comment.  All are welcome . There are two main ways that we use the word “humanity.” –        The … Continue reading

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Economics in the Bible

This post is part of the series “Spirit of the Poor” which is being hosted this month by Luke Harms. Please look at his post and that of others who join us, and contribute your writing as well. There is … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on the Lectionary: Feb. 9, 2014: Questions of Faith: Sin

For the past few months I have been looking ahead at the lectionary and early each week writing a post, “Frist Thoughts on the Lectionary.” This week I would like to include this post as part of the discussion Diana … Continue reading

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synchroblog/linkup Conflict Minerals #Spiritofthepoor

Today is the beginning of a concerted effort to dialogue about how our life style affects us and the world.  This blog is about how our lifestyle cause suffering in the rest of the world, and Esther Emery will post a blog … Continue reading

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