Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

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December 29, 2017

I have a 19th century steamer trunk in my attic filled to capacity with mementos.  There are the ring sized plastic hospital bracelets my infant children wore when they were born, 1940’s movie star stills that used to hang in my high school locker, a small braid of dar...

December 22, 2017

Early in my priesthood I got an urgent text from a couple who had recently joined the small church I pastored.  Alarmed, I met them early at the coffee shop where our weekly Bible Study group gathered.  When Josh and Mike joined we started reading Mark’s Gospel and aft...

December 21, 2017

Mary had a baby (My Lord)
Mary had a baby (Oh My Lord)
Mary had a baby (My Lord)
The people keep coming but the train has gone

Yesterday I was listening to Odetta sing “Mary Had a Baby” and its stark beauty made me cry.  The song is usually sung A cappella and it’s abou...

December 13, 2017

Growing up I was afraid of the dark. For me, the 19th century Scottish poem, “from ghosties and ghoulies and long-legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night, good Lord deliver us”, was not all that helpful, because the mere mention of ghosties and ghoulies g...

December 1, 2017

One of the iconic scenes in the groovie movie, Harold and Maud happens in a field of daisies.  When Harold observes that all of the daisies are alike, Maud responds:

Oh there not, see?  Some are smaller, some are fatter, some grow to the left, some grow to the right,...

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