Tag Archives: compassion

To Judge or Judge Not: Facing the Facts

Part One It was 7:00 p.m. on a Halloween night. Amidst a flurry of 6 year old Frozen princesses and 13 year old Walking Dead, our perpetually late letter carrier showed up. My first thought was to drop a candy … Continue reading

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Regrets? I have a few. . .

Originally posted on A Year of Living Kindly:
 “To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.” (Liz Armbruster) In the spring of 1991, my mother decided it was time to die. Eight years of thrice-weekly kidney dialysis…

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Compassion

It’s no secret that this season of love is also (uncoincidentally) an especially hard season for those who feel abandoned and alone. May we reach out to them with our prayers, with our words, and with our actions — in … Continue reading

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Forgiving Ourselves

One of the few things more damaging than not forgiving ourselves is believing that there is nothing to be forgiven for.     “To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, even though     we have rebelled against … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Good Mormon

Part One I’m not a Mormon, nor am I a fan of Mormon teachings (although I know and love quite a few Mormons). But that’s not what this post is about. Read on… Some years back, my comedy act Mitch … Continue reading

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Verb or Noun?

Some things can be both a verb and a noun (fish, call, ride). But I only know of one thing that must be a verb before it can be a noun: Love Yesterday was World Refugee Day, by the way. A … Continue reading

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Dear God

Hey, it never hurts to ask. “When you bear one another’s burdens, you fulfill the law of Christ.” ~Galatians 6:2

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