Tag Archives: Grief

Have you heard the laughter?

Poem: Heavy by Mary Oliver Comedian Patton Oswald’s wife died suddenly this past spring, at the age of 46.  As he told the New York Times recently, she’d been having trouble sleeping. One night, she gave in and took some … Continue reading

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The Light of Morning – Easter Sermon 2016

Here is the audio podcast of this sermon. Poetry: Maya Angelou’s On the Pulse of Morning (from the line “Lift Up Your Faces, you have a piercing need…”)  Reading: Luke 24 from the Message Bible  Imagine it with me, this … Continue reading

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Letting Go for the Blessing

Reading – “Letting Go,” a selection from Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes by William Bridges Why is letting go so difficult? This is a puzzling question, especially if we have been looking forward to a change. It is frightening … Continue reading

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Holding On for the Blessing

Worship Story – Orpheus and Eurydice Sermon – Preached on October 5, 2014  When we lose someone or something we deeply love, we don’t know it right away. We think: they must be nearby, let me go after them. We … Continue reading

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The Bigger Yes

In the months leading up to my high school graduation, my younger sister Sarah took to glaring at me across the room.   Sometimes, she’d even give me the silent treatment.   My mom told me, she’s angry at you – for … Continue reading

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It is Finished – A Good Friday Reflection 2014

A few nights ago, I was talking with a small group of leaders at church, checking in around our senior minister’s nearing retirement after 23 years.  We are 8 weeks away, as of Easter.  How are we doing? What are … Continue reading

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