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  • Be Healed

        “Quit trying to figure everything out!” Why do I keep hearing this in my head? I don’t even remember who used to say this to me. A therapist perhaps? A teacher? Certainly more than one person. For the… Read More ›

  • In One Place

        The importance of having a strong sense of community and an awareness of its benefits are well known to those who work for social justice and seek to build grassroots-based institutions that serve the wellbeing of the individuals… Read More ›

  • Waiting

    In the late 1970’s I lived in a fifth floor walk-up railroad flat in a Hell’s Kitchen tenement at a time when the Irish mob still controlled much of that section of Manhattan and it was considered “undesirable” by the… Read More ›

  • Stranger Danger?

    Sunday mornings I’m usually up by 6:30 and at my worktable finishing my sermon and pulling together whatever else is needed for that day’s service.  I don’t have much of an appetite at that time of the morning so usually… Read More ›

  • It’s Not About Me

    It’s not about me, yet it is about me. It isn’t about us, yet it is about us.  “Say what?” That’s probably what the disciples where also thinking when Jesus said, “..let them deny themselves and take up their cross… Read More ›

  • Still Needed

    “Hello, Stephen. This is Dr. Kroll’s office. We just got a call from the hospital. The radiologist found a number of dark spots, but can’t tell if they’re in your lungs or your ribs so wants you to get a… Read More ›

  • Sweet Sorrow

    Even though it happened more than twenty years ago I remember it as though it were yesterday. It was a hot summer afternoon and I had gone to my neighborhood supermarket to buy a few groceries. While in the produce… Read More ›

  • As if to Die

    This morning I closed on the sale of my condo in Chicago. I now no longer own anything valuable. I rent an apartment and lease an automobile. That little bit of real estate was the last thing of real value… Read More ›

  • Let It Go!

    The baggage that we carry around with us keeps us from living life fully and being the people that God wants us to be. The end of the year is upon us; a good time to let go of resentments,… Read More ›

  • Journey on!

    The journey to Bethlehem of Joseph and the very pregnant Mary would have been a long, arduous one filled with challenges and obstacles. But they persevered, knowing they had to reach their destination. They also must have had help along… Read More ›