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An Explosion of Mourning

Robin Williams as John Keating in 'Dead Poets' Society', 1989 God… There are children being beheaded in Iraq, women being buried alive, and families dying of thirst. The Gaza Strip lies smoking in ruins. There are wars and rumours of wars; there is torture and persecution; there is extremism and hate abounding in this world.…

My Year with Nouwen_The Beginning

One Word 365 has put forth a challenge for 2014: pick a word meaningful to you, and… see what happens. Some of my friends have chosen words like "serenity" (NOT the Firefly ship… sigh), or "leadership", or "intention", or "family", or "read". Being the slightly frustrated rebel that I am, I picked a person —…

Lake-y Thoughts on a Halloween Night

Just missed the blazing pink rim burning the clouds before the sun set… Tonight has got to be one of the most beautiful Halloween nights that I can remember. Usually up where I live, there's already snow. Kids stuff their costumes overtop snow pants and parkas and parents freeze in their vehicles.  But this year……

An Alien in a Foreign Land (Or IS She?)

  Photo Credit: CNN Blogs Radio host Brant Hansen wrote for CNN Mr.Spock Goes to Church: How One Christian Copes With Asperger's Syndrome, sharing some of his most intimate experiences with Christ…   … or a distinct lack thereof.  As I read, I kept thinking "Yes… …yes!… YES!!!!!!" The emotional high ended quickly as I…