Monthly Archives: April 2011

Where you go, I will go

It’s Easter Monday, and this is, perhaps, a story more about restoration than resurrection; but here is Naomi’s story as told at the Great Vigil of Easter at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday morning, Easter 2011: It’s hard to … Continue reading

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The Boxer

Years ago, when our youngest was still very small, she came across some old photographs of my parents. In them was a handsome boxer dog. “Who’s that?” she asked. “That’s Mulligan, Grandma and Grandad’s old dog,” I told her. “Why … Continue reading

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Life and death, love and tears

Last week, one way or another, I seemed to spend a lot of time standing in the shadows cast by death, and I shared in a lot of grief. Love and tears for the most part characterized those encounters.  It seemed quite … Continue reading

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practicing poetry

Last term, I took a course at Trinity Lutheran Seminary called Rhetorics and Poetics for Preaching. We read (parts of) a book by Steve Kowitt entitled In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop (Gardiner: Tilbury House, 2007), … Continue reading

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