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    lenten journal: courage

    by  • March 4, 2016 • america, faith, hope, lenten journal • 7 Comments

    I woke up to a surprise snowfall this morning, and nowhere I had to be immediately, so I sat down for my morning coffee and continuing conversation with Madeleine L’Engle and Marilynne Robinson. Even though their two books were written two decades apart and, as far as I know, independent of one another, I...

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    lenten journal: dance

    by  • March 28, 2015 • lenten journal, music • 2 Comments

    Dance. If Ginger were writing this blog post tonight with this word in mind, I can guarantee it would have a completely different feel and would involve “Uptown Funk” in some way. What’s really played in the record player of my mind for a couple of days are waltzes, which are, I think, my...

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    lenten journal: linger

    by  • February 23, 2015 • lenten journal, music • 8 Comments

    When I sent out the call for words that might be a part of my Lenten Lexicon, my friend Beth sent the word “linger.” I love the word. The online dictionary gave three definitions: stay in a place longer than necessary; spend a long time over (something); 
be slow to disappear or die. Since...

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    hymn for boston (and everyone else)

    by  • April 15, 2013 • grief, hope • 3 Comments

    You say you see no hope, you say you see no reason We should dream that the world would ever change You’re saying love is foolish to believe ‘Cause there’ll always be some crazy with an Army or a Knife To wake you from your day dream, put the fear back in your life…...

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    lenten journal: jesus in 3/4 time

    by  • March 1, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    One of the classes I’m teaching this semester is European History. How that came about is a story of its own that is still unfolding, but it’s also a story for another night. When they asked (and by asked I mean told) me I was teaching the class, I fashioned the course around twentieth...

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    lenten journal: I love to tell the story

    by  • February 24, 2012 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    One of the things I love about the ecclesiastical calendar is it tells time by telling a story. Our story. The Story. We begin at Advent by preparing for Jesus’ birth and then move through the following weeks and months as the Incarnation unfolds and we see Jesus with people as he walks with...

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    once below a time

    by  • September 8, 2011 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I know. Every blogger in America is working on something to say as we near the anniversary of September 11, 2001. I remember that crystal blue Tuesday morning as Ginger and I drove up the Southeast Expressway from Marshfield heading into Boston for a day of appointments. I remember the gradual awareness that the...

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    fearless love

    by  • May 2, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I went to sleep last night after hearing President Obama announce the killing Osama bin Laden and woke up to any number of blog posts and commentaries already written. You people need less sleep than I do – and I’m running on fumes. Those of us who love to put words to paper find...

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    advent journal: get yourself awed

    by  • December 15, 2010 • Uncategorized • 12 Comments

    300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 No, that’s not my salary offer to pitch next year, nor is it the number of Cheetos I have consumed in my life time. 300 sextillion is the latest estimate of the number of stars in the universe, which is three times what astronomers had previously thought. As we learned from Hubble’s “Deep...

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