Monthly Archives: November 2018

A Larger View for Advent and Beyond

As a kid, I remember the first time one of my teachers informed me, as I was examining a globe of the world, that it was no longer accurate since some countries no longer existed and new countries had been … Continue reading

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And Now….Something a Mite Different

Today’s reading from Mark, the parable we have traditionally referred to as “the widow’s mite,” is one that pastors love to use in order to bully their congregations into giving more money, especially during this time of year when many … Continue reading

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A Reminder to Stay Awake

A few weeks ago, I came home after a particularly emotional recovery meeting where a young man in his twenties admitted that he had first stuck a needle in his arm when he was 12 years old, and it was … Continue reading

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Get With the Flock!

The geese are doing it again: swooping, flapping, gliding and soaring in their familiar “V” patterns across the sky, providing a visual display of grace and beauty as all of nature prepares to hunker down for the winter. Birds are … Continue reading

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Worthy or Not??

As you all know by now, I work with recoverees several days a week, and as I listen to their stories, I realize that one of the commonalities has to do with feelings of unworthiness. I know people who were … Continue reading

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