Tag: hope

Here’s What I Know

It was a seemingly random phone call as I sat waiting for my flight at the airport… “Here’s what I know,” I said, As I watched the criss-cross of people, Hurrying here and there, Carrying bags and talking on phones, Rushing like there’s no…

et lux perpetua…

Today during our Hospice team meeting, we stopped at the 10 o’clock hour to honor the lives lost in Parkland, Florida just two weeks ago. Just two weeks… I re-lit our memorial candles to read the 17 names. After two or three names, I…

There IS still hope.

I’m pressed but not crushed…  – Paul of Tarsus Here’s my self-care when I’m sad and stressed: Cooking good food. Comfort food. Curbing my work hours. A nice blush wine (For medicinal purposes. Of course.) Petting a cat. Being with family and close friends….

Perspective is Everything

That momentary darkness A burst of blinding light The morning walk around the neighborhood A hellish commute to work Perspective is everything Finding a piece of the puzzle Learning a new bit of my reality Asking, for once, the right questions Trusting God enough…

When less than perfect is… perfect!

My travels today took me all over suburbia, from the newest neighborhoods with massive custom homes to the post-World War 2 bungalows. In the outer ‘burbs, there are many places where the agricultural community lives side-by-side with modern amenities. Driving on one back road, I chuckled…

Photo-a-day: HOPE

  See truly; look carefully—darkness blankets the earth;     people all over are cloaked in darkness. But God will rise and shine on you Isaiah 60:2 The Voice

Evening Prayer

      From the New Zealand Prayer Book Lord it is night: The night is for stillness. Let us be still in the presence of God. It is night after a long day. What has been done has been done; what has not been…

HOPE

  HOPE stands in the middle of the rush of anger of fear of weariness of selfishness of pain and says, “I will survive this by walking through it with You, Lord.” And as I breathe and pray and speak peace I will remember…

A sermon on HOPE

HOPE: Seeing each other and our world as God sees us Romans 5:1-11 It’s so good to see everyone! It’s great to be out of the snowdrifts and black ice, isn’t it? This time last week our driveway was an icy luge in-the-making and we…

Dragon Repellent (And other ways we face our fears!)

Many, many years ago, one of our daughters would wake up in a full-blown panic, calling for us: Mommy! Daddy! Dragons! Dragons! Mommy! Daddy! Dragons! Dragons!  Tears on her face, she would curl up against us, while we tried to soothe her. She didn’t want…

When the Train Leaves the Station Without You

It was a night where everyone had expectations. But the outcomes were not what they wanted. There were lots of referrals, several emergencies, and some long conversations with families, patients and staff. But it was also the reason why I am a chaplain —…

Lent: Week Five

In November, we found a leak in our bathroom (one that started dripping water into the living room below). It was temporarily fixed so that we could get through the holidays. We knew that we would eventually have to do more than just duct…

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