Monthly Archives: December 2012

God bless y’all!

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name …. Our road trips to Florida always took us through the state of Georgia, where we would often stop to buy pecans and admire the sub-tropical foliage. But what I remember most … Continue reading

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A funeral at Christmas

To be grieving at this time of year brings a bag of mixed feelings, to say the least. While everyone else is celebrating and enjoying the festivities of the season, you are also working through the loss of a dear … Continue reading

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No one has seen God

From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to … Continue reading

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Out of the depths

The longest night. The fiercest storm. The threat to comfort. And down with the flu. I am pulled out out of the routine distractions and busy-ness of living and left silent, still, listening to the howling wind outside and creaking … Continue reading

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Christmas – to earth below

In humor columns, parenting blogs and popular print media, much has been made of the adventure – often toil – of getting your children to sleep at night. For parents this can be the epitome of frustration as children are … Continue reading

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Toward Discovering the True Self

The true self, as Thomas Merton described, is like a deer. It doesn’t really want to be seen, noticed. It is somewhat elusive. We cannot easily identify and claim it as we would a car, computer or fashion. In other … Continue reading

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Christmas invitation

Charlie Brown is in a funk. He’s feeling down. And he can’t seem to understand what Christmas is all about. Especially when all his friends harp on money and getting stuff — everything Christmas is not. Except when Lucy plays … Continue reading

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