Author Archives: AECRM

Remedial Lesson Prompted by Facebook and Lent

The other day I posted a little verse I wrote years ago which was about how not to pray. It appears that almost no one looked at it, but I do hope that the couple of people who said that … Continue reading

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Prayer

Embarrassment before the Lord when holiness around us rings we dart and weave and pray, not asking God to right a wrong or cure an ill at all but less offensively, to let us use this prayer platform to amplify … Continue reading

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Theological Sorrow

As I have written before, because of sickness, we are homebound these days, and we have updated our funeral plans and our obituaries. Not because we are at death’s door, but because we want to make such plans precisely when … Continue reading

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A Small Lenten Offering

The days of Lent are traditionally a time of contemplation, introspection and, renewal of faith. Beginning with the ashen crosses on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday, we walk with the Lord, until we stand, beneath the cross on Good Friday. … Continue reading

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Imposition of Ashes

Bangs held back with a blue barrette your seven-year-old forehead has the ashes of the cross brought home from school. Still wearing school jumper blue knee socks fallen down you leave with me for worship. The night has turned colder … Continue reading

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A Diversion

Every once in a while you just need to play hooky. You need to take a break from the hard stuff, from the irritating, bothersome or looming issues facing you and escape. Frankly, the stuff facing us is primarily medical … Continue reading

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Death: The Last Laugh

Death. Mourning. Loss. Even when the death is unexpected and comes through some horrible accident, war, or disease and makes our knees buckle, at some point, we need to get back up. Even if death is expected, when we see … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day for this High Maintenance Woman

Written while living in Arizona: A friend of mine asked me what we would be doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day. She hasn’t known us for all that long, nor does she know us too well. I got to thinking about … Continue reading

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When Only Prayer Will Answer

There is a remarkable young lady who is a friend of a friend of mine, in another state, whom I have gotten to know a bit on Facebook. She often asks her Facebook friends this simple question: “How can I … Continue reading

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Hope for a Divided Country

On Wednesday of this week, President Trump delivered the State of the Union Address. I am reasonably sure that my response to it, and that of my husband, is far different from many of my friends. We thought the speech … Continue reading

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