Tag: politics

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…

I don’t speak for you

I don’t speak for you. There. I said it. I also don’t speak for people who look like me, dress like me, work with me, worship with me, or live near me. And, most importantly, I most definitely do not speak for someone who…

What shall I tell my daughters?

Oh Lord… How did we arrive in this unholy mess? The latest kerfuffle with the presidential election makes me want to throw things. Or vomit. Or maybe throw vomit. How did things get so thoroughly mucked up? Is this really the result of an uninvested,…

-Mischief Managed

I solemnly swear I am up to no good.  Dear political telemarketers, I understand that you are volunteers. And that you are motivated to get your candidate’s name out there. But you make it far too easy to prank you… ———– It all started…

When is it OK?

“…Many that live deserve death, and some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise can not see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has…

When the walls fail…

Eight years ago, the levees failed in New Orleans, and Katrina’s storm surge all but swallowed a city. We watched news reports and saw President George W. Bush tour the area in a helicopter. We listened to the frustrations of people camped in the…

A Prayer for Monday, July 15, 2013

Lord, We watch the gathering storm. We see the turmoil, the winds of change that batter our carefully defined realities and push at our thin boundaries. We confess that we resort to the comforts of racism instead of seeking to love our neighbors as…

Life in the Land of Policy Wonks and Faith

There are times that I love living in the DC area. We get so much information and reporting on the nation’s politics. And then there are the times when I get frustrated that the decision-makers and ground-shakers are too far removed from every day…

Is it all pointless?

A couple of my more cynical friends have written comments such as these: “This bickering is pointless.” “Why do we re-hash the same arguments?” “I heard these same arguments four years ago. Has nothing changed?” As we near the end of another presidential election…

Stewing

I’m working on a paper proposal for an upcoming conference at my alma mater. The topic fits in the general Renewal theme of my life and my work. And a former professor has been doing cartwheels and handstands, encouraging me to write a proposal….

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