Category Archives: Relationships

Watering the Thin Spots

Sometimes, even what seems obvious is not what it obviously seems… empathy often requires a closer look at things. Continue reading

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Trimming the Hedges

Sometimes, it’s just not safe for a woman to leave the house… especially if her husband decides that while she’s gone is a good time to trim the hedges… Continue reading

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Worthy of Sacrifice

Too cautious of commitment, we never know the fulfillment of purpose. Too impulsive, we find ourselves consumed by something unworthy of the sacrifice. Continue reading

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I Saw Jesus Sitting on a Storm Sewer

Sometimes all we can do is watch the ones we love walk through the storm of choices that they have made. Keep loving… and keep an umbrella handy. Continue reading

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Reflections on National Hospital Week

Whether it’s a nurse or a maintenance worker, a therapist or a physician, a cook or a surgeon, pharmacist or housekeeper, there’s not any job in a hospital that doesn’t matter. Continue reading

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Faith More Powerful than Hostility

I don’t have David’s confidence that “Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear.” But I am pretty sure things will work out in the long run… Continue reading

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The Laughter of Old Men & Little Children

Maybe it’s not exactly what Jesus meant by “bring those kids to me” but at least making little children laugh doesn’t contradict the notion! Continue reading

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