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The ghosting of a marriage

There are things they forget to tell you about being married. They advise you not to go to bed angry, to be kind, attentive, grateful, to say seven nice things every day. They may tell you to keep communications open … Continue reading

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Year C Proper 16: Jeremiah and Jesus

The Book of Jeremiah is a complicated document, and there are many scholarly debates about its history and its voices, its purpose and its people. What we read at its beginning, though, is a classic call story. “Here,” says God, … Continue reading

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Seven years

Seven times seven years married, seven years past; a rose remembers.

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Ordination anniversary

It’s been a busy day. Perhaps tomorrow will be more reflective, more suitable to the occasion; but one story stands out from the day as particularly apt to this first anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood. This morning, at … Continue reading

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Remembering

The war had been over for nearly a quarter of a century by the time I was born with open eyes. Still, the images were somehow seared into my memory: the row houses with their teeth knocked out by the … Continue reading

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Collect for the anniversary of a death

Almighty God, whose memory is longer than time; we remember especially today your daughter N. Grant us patience, peace, healing and hope as remember good times and bad; so that even our grief may become an instrument of your grace. … Continue reading

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