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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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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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Numbers and Nero

I don’t have the ‘I’d rather be dead’ attitude of the deceased in that 2011 Non Sequitur strip. My viewpoint is more like Edison Lee’s dad in yesterday’s comic. I figure that someone will win the 2016 American presidential election. … 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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