Never Forgotten

Once, when I was little, I got left at church. That Sunday had been unusually busy, and I got lost in the shuffle. I remember feeling afraid because I was alone, but also sad because I’d been forgotten. My grandfather’s greatest fear was being forgotten, because in his volunteer work in nursing homes, he often […]

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Whirlwind Adventures

My desk is partially taken up by a huge notebook housing an inordinate amount of information on dementia, and care giving and dementia; and all this for just 2 classes toward my Master of Science in Aging and Dementia Studies. I am learning a lot, and really enjoying being a student again (in the technical […]

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Overcoming Hate with Love

Sunday’s sermon from Romans 12:9-21 and Exodus 3:1-15  We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall overcome someday. Deep in my heart I do believe we shall overcome someday.  This is the first verse of the gospel hymn, “We Shall Overcome,” which became the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement.  These words were sung by […]

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Loving Like Jesus

Today’s sermon, from Matthew 10:41-42 One of the richest traditions I’ve been able to take part in, even in my younger days, is the rich, delicious and time-honored practice of afternoon espresso in Brazil. In Brazil, it is common practice to brew a pot of espresso – a literal pot, as in, a saucepan, of […]

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  Last year, I made a list of 33 things I wanted to accomplish in my 33rd year of life; in no particular order. Tonight on my last night of 33, I reflect. I’ve accomplished some, made good progress on some and tabled some. In bold are things I’ve progressed significantly on or finished. Strike […]

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