Monthly Archives: January 2008

Worry makes my life blurry

I worry. I come from a family of worriers. We’ve mastered it. I’m certain my family’s DNA comes complete with a worry gene. What do I worry about? All manner of things, it just depends on the day. Lately I’ve … Continue reading

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The atheist in me

It’s easy to point out the sadness of the intolerant and pompous pronouncements of modern-day atheists like Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and Sam Harris. How do they shake the haunting emptiness in their soul? What do they fill it with? … Continue reading

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The hound of heaven

Francis Thompson was a brilliant man. Born to successful parents, he first studied for the priesthood then later earned a medical degree. His mind was engaging and captivating. He could write the most beuatiful verse that touched on hearts. He … Continue reading

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Punching the time clock

Our work lives are dominated by the clock. In nearly every profession these days, we are ruled by time — how many widgets we can make in an hour, how much time we spend on customer calls, how quickly we … Continue reading

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Are you being heard?

We all have something to say but is anyone listening to us? Perhaps it’s a simple instruction or just a kind word. Maybe it is a stern admonition or a protective word of caution. It could be just an attempt … Continue reading

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I believe in God, but I act like an atheist

There is an atheist lurking in me It’s easy to point out the sadness of the intolerant and pompous pronouncements of modern-day atheists like Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and Sam Harris. How do they shake the haunting emptiness in their … Continue reading

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Shake me to wake me

The midweek social experience is virtually extinct in this nation. Few join the Kiwanis or a bridge club. Our social experience comes from living vicariously through our Internet pals or our favorite television programs that we can now watch on … Continue reading

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