Tag Archives: Grief

Blessed Unrest

Reading: Fault Lines by Robert Walsh  As we have been feeling the fault lines in all of our living rooms this week, I’ve been thinking about the stories of the Hebrew Bible.  Especially the story of Exodus – which begins with an … Continue reading

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Hush

Bluebird by Charles Bukowski There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out But I’m too tough for him I say, stay in there I’m not going to let anybody see you There’s a bluebird in my heart … Continue reading

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A different survival

Last week, Gracie, who is in 8th grade, called me from school, crying. Their class had just watched the videos from 9/11, videos that included a lot of the live footage, and the photographs that came out in the days … Continue reading

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dukkha

I found myself apologizing to the peaches again today, the green ones I found on the ground, near the coneflower that could never make it to bud After the hail, and the late snow, and my intermittent neglect, somehow they … Continue reading

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The Savior Next Door

They came in the very early morning hours. In the stillness of the deep dawn, when light and dark were equally everywhere. Mary, Mary Magdalene, Salome, maybe other women – came to anoint their friend, their teacher with all the … Continue reading

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Helpless

The Story of this Sermon About 18 months ago, one of our church members, Mary Hill, “bought” the right to select the topic of a sermon from me at the church Auction. Usually when someone does this, they have a topic in … Continue reading

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Lost and Found – Sermon Sept 17 2017

Reading, from A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit Sermon, Lost and Found   It was early 1996, and Kate Braestrup and her husband Drew had a good life, and a plan in the works for an even better one. … Continue reading

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