A Rainbow and Remembering-9/11/01

A rainbow appeared over Manhattan yesterday. The headline that circulated noted that it was the eve of the 14th anniversary, adding to the wonder and sentiment. Between reminders to floss and the last-minute comedy routines, I found myself wondering, what was he doing fourteen years ago tonight? Was it like any other Monday or did […]

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Grief and Gratitude (Originally posted 9/11/12)

The remembering is so hard, the loss of so many, and for me one in particular who is still so dear. A few years before 9/11 I lost two friends in a car accident. Jason walked with me through the mourning process and beyond. When there w…as something either of us were facing, we talked […]

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Greatest Hits of 2012

At the end of the year, WordPress sent me a summary of my year.  Sort of a year in review for the writer.  How many visitors, which posts were the most viewed, et cetera.  They invite you to share the information with your readers.  At first, I thought, “How Silly.  That is like Justin Bieber releasing […]

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Lamentations

I’ve barely slept this past week. At first, it was because I was sleeping with my son to help him through his pneumonia-induced coughing spells. For the last two nights, I have been so heavy with grief for the families in Newtown that I have not found rest. There is a verse in Romans that […]

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Grief and Gratitude (Originally posted 9/11/12)

This morning, our country marks the anniversary of September 11th, 2001. I originally posted this piece last year in honor of a dear friend, Jason Oswald. In his short time here on earth, he lived a life worth honoring. I am forever grateful for his friendship and his example. The light here begins to change […]

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