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The Troublemakers

As Michael Gerson points out in his opinion piece in the Washington Post, what is compelling about this “trouble-maker,” Pope Francis, is his understanding that the Christian faith has a bias, a soft-spot, if you will, for the downtrodden, the … Continue reading

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Arguing with the Author: The Futility and Necessity of Wrestling with God

“Child,’ said the Lion, ‘I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any story but their own.’” –CS Lewis, The Horse and His Boy. In my last post, I talked about Story, and the ways in … Continue reading

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On Harbors and High Seas: What Ships are Meant to Do

It don’t take much to see what is wrong with a thing, but it takes some good eyesight to come up with what to do about it. –Will Rogers Let’s get out of the problem and into the solution. –Twelve … Continue reading

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“Those Damn Christians”– Observations from “Bill W and Dr Bob,” a play by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey, performed by Coho Productions.

Readers will know by now that the purpose of this blog is to see what people of Christian faith can learn from our brothers and sisters the recovering addicts.  I have written about how the “Gospel of Bill W”—my shorthand … Continue reading

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Recovery Lesson #1 Revisited: “One Day at a Time: Nobody Ever Died From Grief– But Plenty Of People Died Running Away From Grief.”

Within the first couple of months after I surrendered to my addictions and joined a Twelve Step fellowship, now some twenty-plus years ago, I began to learn the first of many lessons that would save my life. It was a … Continue reading

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Seeing Through the Snow

Friends:  As the waiting days of Advent wind their way toward Christmas, here is a Christmas story I wrote many years ago. I hope you enjoy it.  Advent Blessings.  Kelly Seeing Through the Snow. For decades, my mother had a … Continue reading

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Advent Waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

In my last post, I wailed, mostly tongue in cheek, about how quick our culture is to rush past Thanksgiving into “Christmas,” and I reminded us that, for people of Christian faith, it is not Christmas yet. It is Advent, … Continue reading

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