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Life, Death, and Choices

Last week’s Gospel reading, Matthew 2:1–12, ends with a sort of cliffhanger. “Magi from the east” arrived in Bethlehem, found our Lord’s house, and paid their respects: “They were overjoyed at seeing the star, “5 and on entering the house … Continue reading

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Deciding Who Dies

Death at a Bible study back in 2015, and at Fort Lauderdale airport last week, has been in the news. It’s probably not as exciting as what glitterati were wearing and saying at the Golden Globe Awards; but I figured … Continue reading

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Jesus and Expectations

Pip’s Christmas doesn’t have much to do with Christmas, or Advent, but I figured this post should have something that looks ‘seasonal.’ “…Blessed is the One Who Takes No Offense at Me” We’ll be hearing Matthew 11:2–11 this morning. The … Continue reading

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Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Hope

(From Philippe de Champaigne/Tessé Museum, via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.) Life in my mid-60s requires caution that wasn’t necessary in my youth. Considering the alternative, though, being alive is pretty good: even in moments of loss. Miscarriage: Joy (From … Continue reading

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