• Posts Tagged ‘jesus’

    this day after

    by  • December 27, 2009 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It was some time after seminarymy best friend, Burt, got married,and then a few more years beforethey had a child. I remembercalling one day; he answered,saying he was lying on the bedlooking at the baby. I asked,“Do you ever look down and say,‘You’re going to stay here?’” Something about this day after,this morning beyond...

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    making change

    by  • August 21, 2009 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Over the summer, we have seen both the Chef de Cuisine and the Sous Chef at the restaurant leave for other places. Actually, the latter followed the former, which is not unusual in restaurant circles, but that’s a story for another time. Both guys were there when I joined the staff; they have been...

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    breathe on me

    by  • August 3, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Sometimes, the way we look at the world swings on a sentence. A small, well chosen collection of words can change not only what we are reading or hearing, but also how we see and hear everything around us. The Great Gatsby holds (at least) one of those sentences for me, as Fitzgerald describes...

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    lenten journal: only human

    by  • March 25, 2009 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    Last fall, when we were just getting the restaurant at Duke going, serving fifty people felt like a busy night. We wanted to be busier than that, but when we were averaging about thirty-five, fifty felt like a lot. Last Wednesday night, we served one hundred and eight people in a little over one...

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    lenten journal: still in the temple

    by  • March 17, 2009 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    When I first started writing my blog a little over three years ago, one of the nicest surprises was the comment window. I am by nature a collaborator. I love the give and take of working with somebody, so the responses to my posts fed me and kept me writing. Over the past year...

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    lenten journal: jesus goes postal

    by  • March 16, 2009 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    I’ve been struggling with a story today. “Jesus cleansing the Temple” is the way it usually gets titled for those of us who know the story. It shows up in all four gospels and I’ve heard it over and over; it’s not new to me. Jesus was going into the Temple in Jerusalem during...

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