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Keeping the Faith

Like me, do you sometimes find yourself calling out to the cosmos, “What next?” Tornadoes and a worldwide pandemic, racial injustice, political discord, financial insecurity, cancer everywhere, just the regular hiccups that come with being human and in relationships with other human beings. All of it threatening to upset our

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Wyoming Rainbow

Welcome Back, Friend

This summer, I escaped to my in-laws home in Wyoming—fishing rod, running shoes, and a collection of old journals in my satchel. For as long as I can remember, I have written down my thoughts, collected quotes that resonate, and scribbled inspiration for new pieces of writing. The idea was

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Teach me how to pray

Prayer is a mysterious, miraculous and sometimes frustrating effort. Not only is the receiver unseen, but we never really know if the pleadings of our heart are heard, and if and how they are answered. I am a novitiate in the art of praying. Sometimes my prayers feel surface-deep---worse, rote.

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Corona Survival

This Corona Virus situation is not my first rodeo. Seventeen years ago, I spent nine months in quarantine while my son Charlie was in treatment for stage 4 cancer at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York. No church. No gym. No outings to restaurants, no hosting dinner parties, no visits

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My Peace I give you

The Corona "beast" is trying to turn our lives upside down. Take this time to focus on what really matters: God, Family, Food and Nature. I promise these four essentials will help you endure whatever is ahead. Accept this time-out-of-time as an unlikely gift to check in and make sure

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A Lenten Nudge

Lent is an invitation to close the distance; the distance between who you are and who you know you can be; close the distance between your material and spiritual reality and loyalties; close the distance between your heart and God. There is life to be lived, meaning to be made,

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Believe in miracles

Do you believe that God is active in the world today? Even intervening with supernatural results at times? One time I left a hospital room with the first words of a eulogy in my mind, only to receive a call the next morning that the person was having a cup

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The Essentials

I was at a lecture on the Lord's Prayer given by nationally-renowned New Testament Scholar and Vanderbilt Divinity School professor Amy Jill Levine. She said the gestalt of Jesus's prayer is to live as if you have one more day before you die. Jesus is not being morbid, Levine said,

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