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How I pray in times of trouble

Approx. read time: 1:55 min. I’m deleting a lot of emails these days. Dropping scheduled webinars from my calendar. Dialing down the newscasts. Turning off the radio in my head. Not because I don’t care about the pandemic, or elections, the economy, chronic hunger, where the church is headed, nor any of the other concerns… Read more »

My resilience statement

Approx. read time: 2:30 min. In this unrehearsed season which rattles every aspect of life, I share with you my practices and commitments, in the hope that they will inspire you to fortify your own interior resilience. My practices I pray, intercede, and give thanks daily, as I always do I practice prudent health and… Read more »

Richard, the artist

Approx. read time: 3:30 min. I just did something I’m not supposed to do. I shook the hand of a stranger. It’s not that he’s a stranger. But physical contact with just about anyone these days is, well, not encouraged. I’m walking out of my little downtown market with fresh produce in my backpack, and… Read more »

How young Song Sparrow learns to sing

May 2, 2020. Approx. read time: 2:50 min., plus reflection questions The faintest hint of deep pale blue brushes the eastern horizon along the spine of the Coburg Hills.  The world outside my open windows is quiet, save for the occasional passing car, and the distant low hum of electrical systems in buildings nearby. And now,… Read more »

The memo arrived today

April 22, 2020. Earth Day. Approx. read time: 2:10 min., plus reflection questions. A memo arrived earlier today, bearing news I needed to hear. The memo says, simply: Your beloved McKenzie River is doing just fine. … As are all the fir trees and pine, hemlock, and spruce, the dogwood, the wild rhodies, oxalis, and… Read more »

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