• Posts Tagged ‘nora gallagher’

    quiet time

    by  • September 3, 2016 • change, grief, hope, poetry • 8 Comments

    I have been quiet for a long time, I know. One of these things I learned about myself is I grew weary of feeling I needed to respond to the issues of the day—and by “needed” I mean allowing myself the luxury of thinking I had something that had to be said. I stay...

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    lenten journal: of prophets and pretending

    by  • March 26, 2010 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Sunday morning I came into church a little late and slid into the pew beside the spouse of Carla, our Minister of Christian Education as she was gathering the children at the front for their time together. One of the things I love best about our church is the way our children are taught...

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    lenten journal: random thoughts

    by  • March 21, 2010 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Thanks to a link from a friend, I sat down to these words after watching my NCAA Men’s Basketball Bracket go bust, thanks to the upsets of the day: The world is a confusing place. Correlation looks like causation; the signal sounds like the noise; randomness is everywhere. This raises the obvious question: How...

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    lenten journal: turns of phrase

    by  • March 18, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I started rereading A Passage to India today. One of the people I work with at the Durham restaurant was asking for books to read and I suggested my favorite of E. M. Forster’s novels. When she said she was going to read it, I decided I would go along for the ride. The...

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    lenten journal: the church uncomfortable

    by  • March 14, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I continued my reading of Nora Gallagher’s Practicing Resurrection and only got about five pages in when I a quote that brought the rest of the day rushing back to me. A spiritual director told me once that God is found on the edge of things, in the margins. About a drunk who sleeps...

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    lenten journal: what the kids said

    by  • March 11, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I can’t say I have ever heard God speak out loud, but I think I’ve come close. Whatever God’s voice actually sounds like, I think I come close to hearing it when our children lead worship. Last Sunday, they led our call to worship by lining up in front of the Communion table and...

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    letnen journal: survey

    by  • March 10, 2010 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    In order to survey, Kit said, you always have to have two points. In a photo, he leans over his tripod looking through the scope, high above Otowi Bridge in northern New Mexico, sighting a distant point on the other side of the river . . . I thought of him as making sense...

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