Lent: It’s more fun and alleluias than you think

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If you spend any time with social media, you probably noticed the number of Facebook postings that featured Puritan Valentine’s Day Cards.  The artwork wasn’t very elaborate, as should be the case with Puritan cards.  But I loved the sentiments.  One card read: “You’ve bewitched me.  There’s no other explanation for the gophers in my garden.” Another announced: “I thought to write you a love poem.  For that thought I have beaten myself with a rough branch each night … [Read more...]

Nothing to Celebrate: Question Ten of Ten

   Taking The Dave Test during the Holiday  Question Ten: “Can I be a friend?” Introduction to the series Much of the last year was thread through with considerable loss.  My brother, Dave, battled a fatal brain cancer for nearly eight years and he died this last January as the result of a fall that was due in large part to his disease.  He would have been 58 years old in October. In reaction to Dave’s quest to find a durable faith and supportive friends, I wrote a book … [Read more...]

Nothing to Celebrate: Question Nine of Ten

   Taking The Dave Test during the Holiday  Question Eight: “Can I walk wounded?” Introduction to the series Much of the last year was thread through with considerable loss.  My brother, Dave, battled a fatal brain cancer for nearly eight years and he died this last January as the result of a fall that was due in large part to his disease.  He would have been 58 years old in October. In reaction to Dave’s quest to find a durable faith and supportive friends, I wrote a … [Read more...]

No Cause for Celebration: Question Six of Ten

   Taking The Dave Test during the Holiday  Question Six: “Can I stop blowing smoke?” Introduction to the series Much of the last year was thread through with considerable loss.  My brother, Dave, battled a fatal brain cancer for nearly eight years and he died this last January as the result of a fall that was due in large part to his disease.  He would have been 58 years old in October. In reaction to Dave’s quest to find a durable faith and supportive friends, I … [Read more...]


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