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September 7, 2017

I’m No Fan of Religion

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Setting: Avenida Centenario, downtown Montevideo, Uruguay. Enter: Girl, crossing intersection. But look again: super-long skirt of unknown make, and to top it off, some sort of never-before-seen head covering. What planet is she from? Definitely not...

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June 30, 2017

In the Lee of the Church

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Simeon opened to us light and pain and eternity – both to his parents who wanted and welcomed him, and to this whole community who buoyed them up in their loss, holding open its hands to receive this little boy. After his funeral I wrote a poem – my...

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April 6, 2017

Is it Wrong to Focus Only on the Good?

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Spring is unfolding everything in its path and we are not exempt. There’s energy in a March morning which elevates the spirit far above any upward heaving of will or deliberation. But something I’ve discovered: for believers advancing the kingdom of...

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February 3, 2017

Wet Foot Dry Foot: The Messy Reality of Cuban Immigration

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Responsibility and love for both parties left me constantly pondering what I could give and who needed it most. For instance, when we had only one vacant bed left: should it go to the next Cuban who rings the front bell, or should we turn her away...

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