Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

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May 26, 2017

This week I had one of those doctor’s examination’s where you strip naked, put on a paper night gown, sit on a table and wait for a complete stranger to knock on the door, introduce herself briefly, ask a few questions and then look you over from stem to stern.  The re...

May 22, 2017

My brother Jesse is eight years younger than me.  I remember the day he was born in vivid detail and the day a week later when my Grandparents drove me home to meet him after staying with them for one agonizing week to let my parents get settled with the baby.  When we...

May 12, 2017

As a seminarian over twenty years ago, I was sent to help out during breakfast at the Hoboken Shelter.  I was eager to fill people’s plates and bring them coffee because, after spending an entire year in the mahogany halls of Princeton Seminary, I wanted to do anything...

May 8, 2017

How many funeral memorial cards have you seen with a picture of Jesus on one side and the 23rd Psalm on the other?  Most Christians seek refuge in this piece of scripture from the Old Testament before they turn to anything Jesus said.  Having been asked to include it a...

May 2, 2017

Tempting fate and the last frost, on Monday morning without gloves I planted some lettuce and eggplants in the raised beds in our backyard.   I love to stick my hands in the warm dirt after months without touching it and settle new, living things into the ground.

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