Tag Archives: God

Commandments for America

Lately I’ve been reading how newly approved Texas textbooks would have us believe that the founding fathers of the United States were all devout Christians who intended this to be a Christian nation based on the influence and law of … Continue reading

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This is Where . . .

This is where I find my god–in the woods and the prairies, in the birds and the flowers all around me; in the bowing grasses and wind-bent trees that surround me; in the rivers and streams that never cease; in … Continue reading

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God’s Behind the Door

Recently my mother turned 89. It won’t surprise me if she makes it to 90 or 95, although I have already responded to several phone calls over the last couple years that left me in tears thinking that she was … Continue reading

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On My Mother’s Birthday

89. I honestly didn’t think you would make it to 89. In fact I really didn’t think you would make it to 88. In the last couple years you have lost so much weight, you have had hospice coming in … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth

In the Christian tradition this is among the holiest of eves. But one does not have to be a Christian to appreciate the man of peace who was Jesus. If one simply takes him at face value, as a man … Continue reading

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Mom Getting Ready

The last time I saw my mother she was mostly lucid, her memory seeming fairly sharp, as was her wit. I haven’t been able to get home for a while, but have been getting reports about her health which had … Continue reading

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Something Larger

Years ago when I first stood at the rim of the Grand Canyon I could not help but be struck by the realization of my own smallness in the world.  The existential and agnostic aspects of my personality could easily take something like … Continue reading

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