Category Archives: prayer

Diamonds in the Rough: Third Annual Posting

“We have nothing, if not belief.” – Sir Reepicheep, Chief Mouse of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader (C.S. Lewis) “Do the arithmetic or be doomed to talk nonsense.” – John McCarthy, A.I. trailblazer [1] We are the uncut diamonds … Continue reading

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The Flow of God: Third Annual Posting

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God…” – Revelation 22:1 This post is surely my most presumptuous, but perhaps the most important. It is perfectly possible … Continue reading

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Uncle Jesus: Doing the Math (3d Annual Posting)

This is my third annual posting of this long-form essay that was the inspiration for starting this blog in the first place. It is the first of three posts that, taken together, lay out a pretty good schematic of my … Continue reading

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Frazzle-Dazzle

  I’m not entirely sure why I have had an inner urging for several weeks, now, to post this poem, but I have, and since it revolves around the self-reflective mindset that results in what we loosely call “resolutions,” it … Continue reading

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Common Courtesy, Political Correctness and the Golden Rule

Call me crazy, or addled, or pixilated, or whatever you like, but it seems to me that the American express has veered off course; the roaring of our engines is still robust, and the speed of our progress continues apace, … Continue reading

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OUR COMMON HOME: What the Pope Said

I’m astonished by the Pope on so many levels. There is his proactive humility, his profound simplicity, his confident spirituality, and all served up to our little lost world in his mind-bogglingly perfect pitch. As both a lifelong friend of … Continue reading

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Remembering Mama, and Margaret Sandlin’s Cherry Dessert

The first day of September is rich with meaning for so many people in so many ways. For students of every age, from Pre-K (something that hadn’t even been invented in my day) right on through doctoral studies, it marks … Continue reading

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Happy Grandparents’ Day!

No morning passes that I don’t check to see what news may have sprouted from the Pope of Surprises, and today he surprised me again. As he ran down his weekly list of blessings during today’s Sunday morning talk from … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 10

X It was a beautiful day for a wedding, surely the harbinger of a happy feast. More like June than February, the sun was bright and warm, and the blue of the sky was deepened by just enough billowy clouds … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 8

VIII We reached our destination and turned into the broad, dusty staging area where much of the caravansary business was done. Nazareth,  near the crossing of three major caravan routes, has for centuries been a meeting place of traders where … Continue reading

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