Thunder in the Air

I had a new intake to do and instinct told me it would take a while. It involved driving south of Houston on I-45, all the way to the Galveston Seawall, then West to one of the small towns beyond it. With the sun shining and many high, puffy white clouds, the temperature was warm, […]

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THERE’S ALWAYS HOPE

It was the Tuesday morning Pastors meeting. 10 am. We straggled in and immediately headed to the coffee pot alongside the donuts, fruit and other tasty munchies. Gathered at a long table were 15 to 20 Pastors brought together for fellowship, prayer and preparation for next weeks sermon. All had agreed to use the Lectionary […]

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Seasons of Life

The seasons of a year come and go. In Autumn, days get shorter and temperatures fall. My favorite time of year brings the leaves into colors of reds, oranges and yellows. The breeze blows, causing leaves to sound drier under foot. Oak leaves turn brown, remaining green in southern states, falling to the ground later […]

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SILENCE!

In school, every time we had an in class day for Clinical Pastoral Training (CPE), one of the chaplains in training would be responsible for handling crises throughout the hospital so everyone else could remain in class. The first such days were fraught with worry as we had little experience and were fearful the right […]

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THE TREE VS THE BIKE

One day, a very long time ago, I received a powder blue bicycle that made my heart race in anticipation of flying down the street. I could picture my braids streaming behind me as the pavement flew under my tires. No one expected me to fly right away, nor that I’d end up in the […]

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