Category Archives: Hope

Healing What Ails Us

Like sheep without a shepherd they gathered. More and more, they gathered. Which way would they go? What would they do next? Their purpose, though, was clear. Just read the signs: “Black Lives Matter; No Justice, No Peace; I Can’t … Continue reading

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Doubting Good News

I remember as a kid that I was prone to exaggeration – not that I’m not now. But for a me and my friends, it was this way of looking at the world as more than it really was and … Continue reading

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Encountering Evil

Sometimes, our brains go haywire. We will do things that we know is wrong, but we do them anyway. Things might come out of our mouth that we suddenly wish it wasn’t said. We might break a speed limit. We … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons, Part 2

King Duncan shares this story: “A substitute Sunday School teacher couldn’t open the combination lock on the supply cabinet. So, she went to the pastor for help. The pastor started turning the dial of the combination lock, stopped after the … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons, Part 1

There are many instances in non-fiction, fiction, and film about mother and daughter relationships, both positive and negative. The movie Terms of Endearment comes to mind about a mother-daughter relationship. There are fewer father and son writings and film examples, … Continue reading

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Saying Good-bye

At Snowline Hospice, I work with people who bravely say good-bye. I work with people who struggle to say good-bye through their tears. I have people who can’t say good-bye because they are in denial that their loved one is … Continue reading

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Understanding the Uniqueness of Jesus: “Only Son of God”

Let’s begin with a love story.   “Upon my bed at night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer. 2’I will rise now and go … Continue reading

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We’re Surrounded by Neighbors

This is a true story related by one of my hospice patients. I’ll call him Fred (not his real name). After the war, Fred worked at an airplane plant in southern California. He had a hot convertible sports car that … Continue reading

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Unexpected Angels

Josh McGill is a nighttime bartender and a daytime nursing student. On June 11, 2016, he had the night off and went with friends to the Pulse.   Josh and his friends were having their last drinks of the night when … Continue reading

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The Prince of Peace Is Coming

The reaction of French President François Holland after the Paris attacks was to bomb Daesh, what some call ISIS. That got a lot of press. Reports wanted to know what President Obama was going to do. Of course, we were … Continue reading

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