Category Archives: Inspirational Thoughts

Thought for Today -December 27, 2020

Be slow to speak, and only after having first listened quietly, so that you may understand the meaning, leanings, and wishes of those who do speak. Thus you will better know when to speak and when to be silent. Saint … Continue reading

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“Holy Distance” is not for Me

An unliked parishioner is not the same as a person without peace. However, I can stretch myself enough to see that a Pastor might feel unwelcome and that some parishioners lack in their offer of peace. Even with an empathetic understanding of the lack of peace, I cannot reconcile myself that “holy distance” is the proper course in the mission of Christ. Continue reading

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9-11 Sorrow and Joy

Sorrow and Joy emanate from my heart. Deeply nestled together they live side by side. I feel joy for our survival of 9/11. The gift of responder’s promise of care for one and all fills me with joy. Sorrow ever … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Is Never Far Away

    I can not change my yesterday. My regrets and my joy enhance my today. I do not know how I will fare. I sometimes sway, but my heart proceeds with steady care. For my tomorrow is never far away. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Upside I Saw the Heart of Two Men

The story hit me with its authentic portrayal of two men marginalized in our society.  The story was funny, realistic, and touched a place deep inside me. From this Chaplain’s standpoint, this movie is one of the best at showing the development of a relationship between care-giver and care-seeker.  Continue reading

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Daily Experience in the Presence of God

We do not have to look further than our existence and relationship to one another to experience the presence of God as human beings. Continue reading

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Answers That Cannot be Known

  Answers That Cannot Be Known Grieving leaves me with more questions than answers. Is that grief I feel after another shooting of innocent people? It is stuck in the darkness of my mind, my throat, and my heart. How … Continue reading

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