• Posts Tagged ‘remembering’

    advent journal: nothing new to say

    by  • December 19, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Two years ago today, my good friend David Gentiles died. Losing someone that close brought new feelings for me. Yesterday marked nine weeks since we buried my father-in-law, who was the first of our parents to die. The grief of these days is new to me, but as I sat in church this morning,...

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    lenten journal: asked and answered

    by  • April 22, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Brothers and sisters, from where have you come? Such was the question that greeted us as we prepared to share Communion in our Maundy Thursday. Those of us scattered across the sanctuary had come from different places. The answer we were called to give in unison was compelling: We have come from the dust,...

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    lenten journal: lyrics and layers

    by  • April 12, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    One of the signatures of my life are pockets of unfinished things. I have shelves of unfinished books, stacks of papers to be gone through, any number of unfinished household projects, and – thanks to an attempt, at least, to finish unpacking one corner of the guest room in our house – a folder...

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    advent journal: nothing new to say

    by  • December 7, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    When we came out of the restaurant, the air was raw – even people who know what real winter is would have shared my weather report. The wind was biting and we all braced ourselves as we walked to the car. We went out on a winter’s night because Reuben, my father-in-law, turned eighty...

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    lenten journal: replacement part

    by  • April 1, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I trained my replacement tonight. The guy who will take over at the Duke restaurant next semester worked alongside Abel and me to get a sense of how things work and, I’m sure, how he might do things differently once I have shuffled off to high school. He’s a really nice guy, a strong...

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