Tag Archives: compassion

Facing a Post-Roe Future

Photo by Mustafa Omar Thought for the Week I have friends on both sides of the abortion fence. And so, although it’s no small task, I want to speak to both. That doesn’t mean I have no views on the … Continue reading

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Unlikely Heroes

Not all heroes wear uniforms. Some simply wear their hearts on their sleeves. They may do nothing more than smile when they see someone in need of a smile. But make no mistake — in those moments, they are heroes. … Continue reading

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Be a Fountain

Photo by Trudy E. Teemley The way of this world is to take, but Jesus called his followers to reverse that formula, saying, “Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:8). In other words, we’re called to: “Be a fountain, … Continue reading

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I Am Involved in Mankind

Photo: Mitch Teemley “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as … Continue reading

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Time for a Feel-Good Friday the 13th!

Most of us aren’t terribly superstitious, but some people are, and Friday the 13ths are particularly terrifying for them. As for the rest of us, well, while today may be the only Friday the 13th this year, the never-ending pandemic … Continue reading

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Remembering Hortense

Originally posted on white hair grace:
“Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more.” William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5 I was 17…

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Love in the Post-COVID Era

A year ago, I wrote about Love in the Time of Coronavirus. This may seem like a bookend to that post, but it’s more like a midpoint reality check. At first, we weren’t that frightened. But as infections and deaths … Continue reading

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My First Friend

Overgrown House 4 by Hoekemannen (flickr.com) My Real Memoir I spotted a weasel in the spring of my 5th year. Apart from a few orange trees and an incinerator, our back yard was boring. The trees were too young to … Continue reading

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Healthcare or Healthsnare?

Old Joke Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I do this. What do I do? Doctor: Don’t do that. New Version Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I get my medical bill. What do I do? Doctor: Don’t do– Oh, no, wait, there’s no cure … Continue reading

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Be Someone’s Answer

Thought for the Week There’s a reason AA sponsors are recovering addicts. Lost people don’t want slogans, they want to be shown the way out—by someone who’s actually found it. So don’t just give answers, whenever you possibly can, be … Continue reading

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