Category Archives: Spirituality

no longer present

There are days it seems our faces are too far apart from one another. My ear is inclined to the voice of another… a voice more shrill and exciting than yours… at least… for the time being. We stand at a party, you and … Continue reading

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twitter too? (now this is just getting ridiculous)

Suddenly, I just don’t care anymore. A few weeks ago I went off of Facebook, and I haven’t really missed it, other than a couple of funny videos people tried to tell me about.  Now I’m giving up Twitter, too. … Continue reading

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Farewell to Facebook

Today is New Year’s Day, and I’ve  been reflecting on something, off and on, for most of the Season of Advent. As I’ve prayed about the season and my own attentiveness to it, a word has repeatedly come to mind: distraction. … Continue reading

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snow, treachery and the grace of God

Yesterday, as the snow was falling and cars were sliding and churches (including ours) were canceling services for the day, I was reminded of the beauty of snowfall and my past reflections on how much it reminds me of the … Continue reading

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in memoriam | imitating my little sister

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Tomorrow, New Year’s Eve 2013, marks one year since ALS took the life of my younger sister, Chana.  On her birthday later this month, she would have been 50 years old.  I had considered sharing some words at her funeral a … Continue reading

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more bricks, less straw | exodus 5.1-6.12

Life is difficult sometimes, though I’m fully and embarrassingly aware that my life is not nearly as difficult as that of so many more (people I know and people from around the world).  Maybe I just like to whine when … Continue reading

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GIGO in a media-saturated culture

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I despise trite, corny little sayings meant to teach us about life.  Especially when they are true.  That’s just annoying.  When I was very young in the faith one of those corny little sayings floating around was, “Garbage in, garbage … Continue reading

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