Tag Archives: Grace

9/11 and my divided life

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” – Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl I remember it was a little before 9 am. A news … Continue reading

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Checking doors

“If it doesn’t open it’s not your door” For the last year or two I have been looking for a door to open. I have some baggage I am carrying around that has kept a number of the doors I … Continue reading

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Actions of faith

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I attend a very traditional Presbyterian church, a church I have been a member of for over … Continue reading

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A Poem: Water

There is no life without me, I was here in the beginning I bring grace and destruction in the same breath My motion carves mountains into pebbles, While quenching the thirst of all creation I am time, in liquid seconds, I … Continue reading

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Black clouds on the horizon

I led a discussion on a book recently with a group that I am a member of. It is a small gathering of about 15 or 25 people with an average age of 75 or so (I am one of the youngsters). There is a lot … Continue reading

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Roast in hell like marshmallows-members of the Westboro Baptist Church

I typically don’t mention them by name, referring to them simply as that church in Topeka, Kansas. Why the sudden change of heart? Orlando, I am done. I try to practice love, grace, compassion and tolerance with all creatures on this … Continue reading

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At the edge of darkness: Living beyond the fall

“Help I have fallen and can’t get up” – Life Alert Television Commercial Slogan  Several years ago I had what can only be described as a very public, humiliating and destructive fall. Sadly, I didn’t have a Life Alert button … Continue reading

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