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Holy Week reflection on Lazarus

If the Christian goal is to go to heaven, why did Jesus resurrect Lazarus?I recently posed this question on Facebook as a way of getting my thoughts out on a Scripture read at worship.  It reminded me that it is all too easy to make the…

Did I just say that?

Do you remember your Ralphie moment, cussing in front of your parents or teacher for the first time?  I do.  I was accustom to letting it fly in school or around my friends but had a careful grip on things at home.  Or so I thought.…

And the winner goes to...Kelly Ann, Brian, Vogue and you.

To err is human – Alexander PopeHave you ever made a mistake?  What was it like?  How did you feel?  How did others treat you?  Making a mistake sucks. No one likes it.  You can feel inadequate, it can raise ghosts…

Refugee Need Not Apply

ref·u·gee,nouna person who has been forced to leave their country to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.Congolese refugees in RwandaAs we look across the globe, many are compelled to abandon their homes because of violence, persecution…

Valentine's Day heartbreak

I heard on the radio this morning one of those check-to-see-if-your-loved-one-is-cheating things.  A call is made to a partner by a radio personality.  They are offered a weekend getaway at a resort and when asked who they would like…

Mis-Re-Presenting God

It doesn't take a long look around to see that people don't have a lot of hope.  There are fear and angst on nearly every Facebook feed, Twitter and Instagram account.  People question whether the News is news.  Fact…

The inauguration and the Other

Hillary Clinton is not the president of the United States.  An intelligent, articulate woman has still not been elected to this office (which makes no sense to me).  She was the hope of many.  She was as qualified or more qualified…