Category Archives: Relationships

Lost and Found

In Luke, Jesus is concerned about finding what is lost and bringing it back. And by lost, Jesus is generally referring to people. There is the lost coin, the lost sheep, the lost son, who is also called the prodigal. … 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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Don’t Leave Me Out!

If anyone hasn’t heard, the Pope visited the U.S. Pope Francis has gathered the attention of the media for his surprising off-handed remarks. Famously when the Pope was asked about gay people in the church, the Pope responded, “Who am I … Continue reading

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With the help of Our Savior, Anyone Can be a Savior

Wyoming is a sparsely populated and spectacular state to visit. Every five years we make a pilgrimage to Yellowstone and Grand Teton.   The area attracts many. Many tourists come to gawk, take photos, of which I have many, to … Continue reading

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Demonstrating God’s Love

In small towns like the one you live in , people tend to know other people more so than in big cities. When I worked in New York City, anonymity was a virtue and provided a sense of safety.   … Continue reading

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Illuminating Memories

The memories of our loved ones never die. It is, particularly, at the end of year when those memories are illuminated. The holiday memories are amplified: the Thanksgiving meals, the mishaps that might ruin the Thanksgiving meal instead turn into … Continue reading

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As We Forgive Others

The Joseph story in a nutshell: Joseph is the favorite son of 12 sons. Joseph gets away without doing the work his brothers do. Joseph gets favorable treatment. Joseph interprets dreams.   In one dream, Joseph tells his brothers that … Continue reading

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