Archive for March 2021

Empty Easter Baskets

A young man named Ted sits alone, listless, eyes vacant, lost in dark thoughts. He stares at the loaded gun in his lap. The isolation of the Covid pandemic has taken its toll. Across town, organ music fills a church. Women with colorful hats are adorned in their finest, men are in suits and children…

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Carnival Mirrors

I remember as a child walking through the funhouse at our local fairgrounds and looking at myself in the carnival mirrors. Everything was distorted. Depending how these mirrors were curved, they either made me look thin, fat, short or tall. Some even made it appear as if parts of me were missing. Spiritually speaking, I…

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Constant Repairs

My wife and I have friends who are living in their existing home as they build a new one. They must continue the upkeep and maintenance on one, while constructing the other. Both houses require their attention. In a similar fashion, you and I are living in a temporary home here on earth until we…

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The Buddy System

Underwater cave divers swim and wiggle through sharp, narrow, jagged crevices as they work their way through eerie, black water into the deepest, darkest, and most remote areas of a cave. What could the safety practices of one of the world’s most dangerous sports possibly teach us for our spiritual journey? To find out, I…

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