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    advent journal: spread peace

    by  • December 10, 2017 • advent journal, music, peace • 3 Comments

    As the second week of Advent begins, the light moves from hope to peace. The practice of Advent grows out of church tradition rather than anything Jesus said or did, or anything in the Bible. I don’t know the story of how the weeks became identified—hope, peace, joy, and love—or how the order was...

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    lenten journal: fire

    by  • March 12, 2016 • america, lenten journal, peace, poetry • 2 Comments

    Even before I read any of the reports of election-related happenings around the country, I felt depressed, so I am choosing to limit my intake as much as I can. Still, I am troubled. I can remember, after past elections that seemed contentious, but now pale by comparison, hearing people say we were blessed...

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    advent journal: perspective

    by  • December 2, 2015 • america, faith, hope, peace, poetry • 3 Comments

    Perspective I feel small in the face of overwhelming violence: another killing, another killing, another killing . . . it’s as hard to be hopeful as it is to be poetic. How can our kindness afford to be random when the violence is intentional? This can’t be the last word. Peace, Milton

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    lenten journal: peace

    by  • March 4, 2015 • community, lenten journal, peace • 3 Comments

    Last week I was supposed to drive up to Raleigh, as Andy and Barney used to say, to speak to the Presbyterian Campus Ministries group at North Carolina State University. I was deterred by freezing precipitation, so I went this week instead. The group meets for a meal and a meeting each Wednesday in...

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