Tag Archives: Waiting

Encouragement

Whether from a cataclysmic event, war, or a bad choice; an unexpected disease or stupid car accident — all of us have suffered loss and had to pick ourselves up.  Some who had more dangerous missions had to be picked … Continue reading

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The Stench

It is Tuesday afternoon, I’ve had a bad headache all day, and it seems a good time to begin an article that came into my thoughts yesterday. It was then that I read an interesting blog post called The Stench … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Fix It, It Won’t Go Away, and Some Days it is Crushingly Painful

  Despite what other people’s lives look like on the surface, I would say that probably all of us, at some time or another have been overwhelmed by fear, loneliness, pain, sorrow, or loss that is so overwhelming we don’t … Continue reading

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The Best Time of the Year, Even When it Isn’t

We are in the weeks before Christmas. For some, it means parties and shopping and better food than usual. For observant Christians, today is the second Sunday of Advent. We are preparing for the arrival of God, born of Mary. … Continue reading

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Life in a Parenthesis

We have all kinds of projects to pursue, engagingly articulated and brilliantly planned between us, which all seem relegated to some distance day that, at my worst, I fear will never come. Although we keep working the plan, the ball … Continue reading

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Are You out of Debt Yet?

The question has been raised, and the answer is, in truth, quite simple. No! Not even close! I lost my full-time job on January 5, 2009. The intervening seven years have been very good years in many ways. They have … Continue reading

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The Love of Money

It is often said that money is the root of all evil . . . But that is misquoted. Money is inanimate. It has no power of its own. Power comes from the people who wield it. They use it … Continue reading

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The Face of Genteel Poverty

Poverty has many faces. While there are some individuals and families who have been shielded from much of the devastation of this economy there are many who have seen their lives turned upside down financially. Talking about this is difficult … Continue reading

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Wanting a Seat in the Pew

September 1, 2014 I don’t belong to a church. I am unchurched. For me it is the largest hole in my heart. Every day it haunts me. Every day I ponder how to solve it. Every day I pray about … Continue reading

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