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Only Plans! 

Hmmm. Isn’t it uncanny how God knows us? For instance, who knew that I needed a very clear reminder of God’s presence last Thursday? Who knew that I was exhausted from work and slightly anxious?  Who would think of using a beggar with a self-proclaimed bed bug infestation, to remind someone of God’s love? Certainly not Jen.  […]

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Brady Street

I used to work with a nurse who had once been an Elkhart police officer. I can’t remember all the details of our conversation, but I walk to work sometimes, and I suppose he was asking me about that.  I told him I live on Brady Street. “You live in the hole?” he asked in […]

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Holding the Heart

Re-posted from 2015 with minor edits, dedicated anew to all those brave enough to touch hearts.   I asked Dr. Halloran one day if I could scrub into a surgery so I could touch a beating heart.  An excellent teacher, he agreed. I washed my hands and arms at the scrub sink and put on gloves, […]

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God Doesn’t Give People Junk

I called my neighbor Mary this afternoon. “Mary, do you mind if I share your stories….? You know about the appliances? And the NIPSCO bill?” “I don’t mind,” she said. Really, she would say, the stories belong to God. A few years ago, during a cold winter month, my neighbor Mary asked God how she was […]

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A Hand on the Throne of the Lord! 

I kind of didn’t feel like praying this weekend. At least not intercessory prayer! I was angry and troubled, and my prayers, as I confessed to a friend, were boiling down to a less-than inspiring line: “Help! I have no idea what to do!”  Like the Word of God is known to do, a mystery […]

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