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Monday 15th January 2018

Be a Doris

Be a Doris

Doris was our pastor’s wife in the early 1980s. When I called her house — often looking for my mom — it was from our old rotary phone in the kitchen. It was the kind of phone with a twirly cord that could stretch the length of a room. Doris didn’t know who was calling, of course, because in the ...

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Tuesday 9th January 2018

Whatever You’re Facing Now, Give it 24 Hours First

Whatever You're Facing Now, Give it 24 Hours First

What we all need is this: to take a little time. But what we do instead is this: spend that time fearing what’s next. “What a difference a day makes.” That’s what I’ve learned in the last two and a half weeks since we first took Mom to the emergency room. Let me ...

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Tuesday 19th December 2017

The Real Problem with Saying “Merry Christmas”

The Real Problem with Saying "Merry Christmas"

It’s that time of year, when a little ruckus rises up over whether we ought to tell one another “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas.” By now, folks have analyzed the latest Starbucks coffee mug designs. We noticed whether our friends’ greeting cards were ...

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