Category Archives: Family

On Manure – Some Doggerel

When you have a tough problem that plagues you And you’ve added some worry and stress You will notice a sweet smell arising: ‘tis a mountain of dung you possess! Adding worry won’t lesson your burden Quite the opposite thing … Continue reading

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Laughter, Friends, Celebrations and Good Food

Adventures and laughter – coupled with fun friends and good food – sure are balm for the heart.  Sometimes the curve balls of life make us so short-sighted that we forget about how good things are. Thankfully, some people and … Continue reading

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At Arm’s Length

Have you ever been worried sick about a friend or loved one suffering from some illness who keeps everyone at bay?   It can be a terrifying experience.  I have had both close friends and family who suffered from clinical … Continue reading

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Names and Life are Weird. So is the Author.

Since so few people read the  About the Author page I am going to pretend, just this once, that it is a regular blog post  — on the off-chance I can lure you to read about the author here. Like … Continue reading

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Wounds and Sin

Our bodies carry our wounds. Some of them are painful reminders of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or of taking our eyes off the road. Some are sacred wounds that remind us of a blessing that … Continue reading

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Hardbound or Softbound: An Inherited Addiction

Do you like to read actual books whose pages you can turn or have you fallen under the enchantment of an ebook that you can download to your tablet? While it is convenient to look up information on our phones, … Continue reading

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The Fear of Dying and The Tools for Battle: Kumbaya – 2.0

On July 2, 2017, I wrote an article called Kumbaya in response to an assertion that priests and pastors are leaving the church in droves and beautiful church buildings, rich in symbol and story, are having to close up and … Continue reading

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