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Naptime is Over

Mental illness crosses all human barriers. No one is exempt. Wealth can’t buy its way out. Power cannot force it away. Religion cannot keep it at bay. It isn’t contagious but everyone is potentially at risk. Usually, its causes are … Continue reading

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10 Ducklings: A Lesson in Wisdom

Every once in a while ordinary things become extraordinary. While out to buy new walking shoes, my wife and I stopped at a gas station on the way home. There was a mother duck and one baby duck. I was … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Spirit, Come

Many years ago I was the interim pastor at a small church and was free to celebrate Pentecost without regard to that congregation’s tradition. We decided that it would be confirmation day for the small group of youth who had … Continue reading

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Waiting for Wisdom

We know the story. Maybe we know it too well. Many of us barely made it to Bethlehem in time to hear the angels sing. Then we get lost in the crowds because we don’t want to hear about the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Wisdom

Proverbs tells us that Wisdom was God’s first creation and that she was present and active during every other act of creation. She was God’s delight and delighted in humanity. I can’t help but wonder if this is still true. … Continue reading

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Food, Finances, and Foolishness

RCL – Year B – Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost – September 23, 2012 Series 1: Proverbs 31:10-31 Psalm 1 Series 2: Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22 or Jeremiah 11:18-20 Psalm 54 James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37 Give me a lamp … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Wisdom

This week I am adding a bonus post. I really struggled with how to capture in words my thoughts and feelings entangled in the lectionary readings and various events of the week. I really should know by now that when … Continue reading

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