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“How Are You?”
“How Are You?”
People often ask me, “How are you?” I want to answer honestly, yet briefly, and not be a gloomy bore. My short answer: “I’m doing okay. One day at a time.” A longer answer involves sharing more about what makes it just okay rather than fine. It depends on my sense of a person’s readiness…
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How We Dwell in the World
How We Dwell in the World
I’ve been thinking about ways of being, or dwelling, in the world. How do we humans conduct ourselves each day in relation to others, ourselves, and the world around us? This started one day as I was grocery shopping. The aisles were fairly busy with carts and their drivers. I noticed that there seemed to…
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Happy Birthdays
Happy Birthdays
Last Saturday, on my birthday, we were driving back from Lexington where we had lunch at a favorite cafe. It was late in the afternoon. Kaye was driving, which freed me to enjoy the ride, perhaps nap, and think some birthday thoughts. It’s been quite a year. Cancer diagnosis. Lingering fatigue, mostly in the afternoons,…
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Christmas Reprise
Christmas Reprise
The Advent and Christmas season has flown by once again. The holidays were crammed with activities and preparations. Seldom silence. Seldom simple presence in the moment. Seldom really listening. Now, in the quiet aftermath, I think about words read and listened to through the past weeks. And I wonder if they were really heard. There were…
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Meeting Mary Poppins
Meeting Mary Poppins
Weekend before last, late Saturday afternoon, we were zipping along I-65 north toward Indianapolis. This has become a familiar corridor since we retired to Kentucky to be closer to our daughter and her family in Indiana. Unsuspecting at the time, I was on my way to meet Mary Poppins. However, that’s getting ahead of my…
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Rejoice Always
Rejoice Always
Homily for December 16, 2018         Church of the Seven Dolors, Loretto, KY               David L. Edwards Text: Philippians 4:4-7 In the second reading for today Paul first writes that we are to rejoice in God always. I say it again: rejoice! How can Paul be so insistent about our being joyful when such horrid things are going…
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