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January 1, 2014 In the Name of Love
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A little over nine months ago, I was in my brother’s car. We’d left the hospital where my Dad lay unconscious, still breathing, but almost no longer with us. Russ was getting a bite to eat, I was getting fresh air, and it was hard to know what to say, what to think, what was […]

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How We Do Health Care

October 10, 2013 In the Name of Love
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Hey guys and gals — I’m interrupting the regularly scheduled 31Days posts (but not skipping a day — I will post again tomorrow!) just to share a bit about how we do health care. I started a post about this topic in February of this year… yes… but finally decided, with a nudge from the […]

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Ears Wide Shut

September 26, 2013 In the Name of Love
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I occasionally marvel at the incredible ability my children sometimes have to hear something coming out of my mouth but not listen to a single word I’m saying. We might be in close proximity, or I might be calling from the other room — somehow they are born with an in-built ability to completely tune out the sound […]

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That Still, Small Voice

July 9, 2013 In the Name of Love
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It all started with two completely different incidents that told me the same thing. First, there was a book a friend thought I should borrow. Someone else had recommended it back when my Dad was in the hospital. It was about a doctor who had a near-death experience and spent an extended period in a […]

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Messy Grief

June 10, 2013 In the Name of Love
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For the first time last night, I had a dream with my Dad in it, and I understood, in the dream, that he was no longer alive. But then the strangest thing happened. Somehow, in the hodgepodge blur I remember, he wasn’t alive, but I could still see him, as if he was, and we […]

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On Writing, And Not

May 22, 2013 In the Name of Love
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I haven’t written lately. I suppose sometimes it’s good to start by stating the obvious. I haven’t written lately because the thoughts seem to be swirling around in my mind, most times too quickly for me to catch them and pin them down. I haven’t written lately because there are diapers to change and booboos […]

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When Theology Meets Reality, Part III

April 29, 2013 In the Name of Love
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This post is part three of a wee series. Part One is here and Part Two is here. If you’re keen. Losing someone you love doesn’t cause you to ask a question no one has ever asked before, although it can sometimes feel like it. I think most questions about God can basically be summed […]

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When Theology Meets Reality, Part II

April 25, 2013 In the Name of Love
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This is the second post of a wee series discussing the recent loss of my Dad. You can read the first post here. I’ll be honest with you. The unexpected loss of my Dad felt like a suckerpunch to the gut. I was looking the other way. I didn’t know I was in the ring. […]

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