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December 28, 2016

Recovering from Soul Sag

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No matter how open-handed we were, no matter how still we became, no matter how we tempered our expectations into expectancy, a majority of us have been feeling (or will feel) a let down after December 25. Our longings have been whetted by Advent, our desires help openly before God, and whatever of those were met […]

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November 11, 2016

Exile

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  Exile  On reading 1 & 2 Kings Like the ancients, we know about ashes, and smoldering ruins, and collapse of dreams, and loss of treasure, and failed faith, and dislocation, and anxiety, and anger, and self-pity. For we have watched the certitudes and entitlements of our world evaporate. Like the ancients, we are a […]

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November 9, 2016

Post-Election Soul Care

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  I began this post before the election results for the President of the United States had officially been called. Whichever candidate got elected, the practices of soul care matter deeply after a long, harrowing, and divisive campaign cycle. This morning, whether you are a supporter of President-elect Trump, a supporter of Hillary Clinton, a […]

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