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Forty Days Returning, Day 41–We Rise

And so it is Easter, Resurrection Sunday. All over the world Christians are celebrating the risen Christ. Today also concludes my annual Forty Days writings. This has been a different year. It began in February, as we in the US … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 40–While We Wait

It seems as though we are in a long space of waiting. I ran across this post from “Holy Saturday” three years ago and found it remarkably relevant to what we’re experiencing today. We are in waiting mode, as were … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 36–Embracing the Darkness

Many people are afraid of the dark. I am not sure I am one of them; I guess it depends on the circumstances. There are times when I actually find the dark comforting, as described in this post from March … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 35–On Perseverance

Without fanfare or preamble, I offer tonight’s post from April, 2017. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Another Forty Days, Day 35–Bloodied but Unbowed Posted on April 10, 2017 It would not be one of my blog series if I didn’t include, in some form, the poem … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 34–The Beginning of the End

We are drawing to the inevitable conclusion of the life of Jesus and to the beginning of his end. I wrote a Palm Sunday post a few years ago that still resonates with me, so I am bringing it back … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 33–The Real Jesus, Revisited

We are in countdown mode. Palm Sunday is coming and after that Holy Week, and this year’s blog will be history. When it’s all done, this 40 days has been a compilation of previous posts, returning, as the name suggests, … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 31–Just Keep Moving

I continue to be amazed by people, who in the midst of emotional, mental, and physical weariness somehow manage to keep moving, keep serving, keep working. We are seeing it now in the grit and determination of medical professionals and … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 29–Stillness at the Center

Sometimes in the midst of noise and the drama and trauma that is swirling around us, I am grateful for the spaces of quiet that I am able to create around myself. In The Desiderata, Max Erhmann says, “Go placidly … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 27–On Struggle

One of the side effects of this new world of working from home is that I am less aware of what day it is. I lose track of time. Now that I do work-work in my home office, I get … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 12–On Persistence

One of the interesting side effects of being on leave from work is that I am not sure what day it is. One hour bleeds into the next, and one day into the next, and without my realizing it I … Continue reading

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