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observations on the journey

How Do We Make Each Other Strong?

Strong is such a curious, multi-faceted word. A strong structure can weather the storm, withstand attack, or endure earthquakes. Strong people can also endure, withstand, or weather. Strength can be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. We speak of strength of character in facing struggles or temptation. One might be strong in her faith or strong […]

No Greater Love

A curious bit of timing this year has the famous day of love, Valentine’s Day, superimposed upon Ash Wednesday, the start of the 40 day Season of Lent which culminates in the commemoration of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter. On the surface, the holiday and the Holy Day may seem like […]

We Belong to Each Other

Is not life on earth a drudgery,its days like those of a hireling? Job 7:1 Drudgery. It’s really a depressingly tough word. The slog. The grind. The struggle. Drudgery evokes a sense of despair, a great sigh at the difficulty of simply moving forward. We all get it. We understand the word because we’ve all […]

It’s Now How You Start, But How You Finish

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate intensity. from The Second Coming, William Butler Yeats But he knew what they were thinking and said to them, ‚ÄúEverykingdom divided […]

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