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the gift of you

It’s the first Monday of Advent.  The beginning of the season where we remember the Nativity, where we meditate on the First Coming, where we make space for Emmanuel to come sit with us, to dwell with us in our fragile, finite frame. To welcome Emmanuel, the wise men brought three gifts: gold, frankincense and […]

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for kristin

My friend Kristin died of breast cancer on Wednesday night.  Here’s a piece I wrote about her a few years ago. Kristin, may you rest in the Arms of Love that are truer than life and stronger than death. *** I met Kristin during my first shift in an urban E.R. in Portland 3 years […]


I don’t have many words to describe the grief in my heart after what transpired around the world this weekend….with attacks in Beirut, Baghdad and Paris.  I’ll try to write more later, but for now, I pray for Love to win in me, in you, and in the world. Will you pray with me?   […]

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the sky is rising

Over the past few days, the world endured some devastating tragedies in Lebanon, Iraq and France. As I read the headlines, my heart ached for the suffering that the victims and their friends and family endured this weekend.  And for the grief that all of us in our global community feel each time another headline breaks.  It’s discouraging. […]