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Sometimes liturgy puts words in the mouth of the worshiper that are more true than the worshipper himself is aware.

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I have reached the age at which many of my peers are retiring. It seems every day, someone I know is turning in their professional position for the privilege of life without the demands of full-time employment.

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I knew it would not be easy; but I never thought it would be this hard.

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It may only last minutes. Sometimes it will go on for hours, days, weeks, months, even years.

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Writing about the magoi in preparation for Epiphany this year, I was reminded of an article I wrote twenty years ago, that appeared in our local Anglican Diocesan paper.

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I have written many times about pain.

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Christmas is the season of love, peace, hope, and joy. It is the time of year when the axis of the earth shifts back towards the light.

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pt. 2 of a letter to a person who is suffering…

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There is a lot of suffering in peoples’ lives.

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In the shadow of the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada a week ago today, it may seem callous to sit down over this weekend with family and friends to a sumptuous meal in thanksgiving for the many blessings of this life. What right do we have to relish the gifts we enjoy when there is so much suffering so fresh upon the land?

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