Category Archives: Spirit

The Armor for Old Age

Seven years ago, on August 9, 2011, we offered a post “The Time Is Always Ripe to Do Right.”  While it centered on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” I was thinking about the introductory paragraphs this … Continue reading

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Hans Teaches Us Patience

Hans is aging quickly.  He is 15-years old.  It has been over a year since he could negotiate stairs.  We have a ramp on the stairs leading to our front door just for him.  Now, he has difficulty even standing … Continue reading

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Forgiving Garrison Keillor

This morning, I forgave Garrison Keillor for his transgressions real or imagined.  I sent him my words of forgiveness through the contact form on his website. Garrison Keillor You may or may not know Garrison Keillor or anything about him.  … Continue reading

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Loon Lake

Although I lived many years at the base of the Adirondack Mountains in Holland Patent, NY, I have never seen a loon.  I read Loon Lake when E.L. Doctorow published it in 1980.  We lived in Upstate New York at … Continue reading

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Making the World a Better Place

I know for certain that THE MOST EFFECTIVE way to make the world a better place to be is by greeting, smiling and waving at every creature – man, woman, child, animal, and plant – you encounter throughout the day.  … Continue reading

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The Presence of God

Sometimes it is easy to imagine the presence of God. Sometimes it is not.

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The Ragamuffin Gospel

The best ‘spiritual’ book I have ever read is The Ragamuffin Gospel, and I discovered it through my association with the late great singer-songwriter Rich Mullins.  I wrote about it four years ago in a post titled “Ragamuffin.”  I am … Continue reading

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“My Sister Died of an Overdose”

The Summer 2018 issue of Plough Magazine focuses on ‘medicine’ and is appropriately titled “The Soul of Medicine.”  While every article packs a punch, one article in particularly- “Let Me Stand” – struck me with the force of a powerfully … Continue reading

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Kayak Adventure

Earlier this year, I acquired a tandem kayak for the specific purpose of introducing my grandchildren to the activity.  From my outdated perspective, there is far more adventure to be had in a kayak on a river than there is … Continue reading

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Scrutinized Sentiments

Even for those few of us who aren’t glued to a video screen throughout the day monitoring the ‘news’ as presented by ‘legitimate’ news broadcasters and the millions of social media experts who riddle out brains with a never-ending flow … Continue reading

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