“not all tears are an evil” – Pastoral Backstory – July 27th, 2017
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“not all tears are an evil” – Pastoral Backstory – July 27th, 2017

July 27th, 2017 I have always despised saying goodbyes. Whether to my grandmother as she stood frail on the porch of her powder-blue, clapboard home in Oklahoma; or to my best friend from my childhood as we departed for different universities; or to my mother in the last days of her battle with cancer. Apprehensiveness has for me been a frame of heart never quite far enough away. But parting ways and finding a fit word or act to...

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Side dishes – Pastoral Backstory – November 24th, 2016
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Side dishes – Pastoral Backstory – November 24th, 2016

November 24th, 2016 In this abbreviated Backstory, a couple side-dishes of sorts for your Thanksgiving repast. One morsel for the right brain, one for the left brain. Both for the soul. Enjoy.     It’s possible that as you gather among friends and family today, it will be a welcome respite from the rancor all around us. It’s also possible, if not downright likely, that you will greet, hug, catch up, eat, eat some...

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