Category Archives: Blessings

July 22–Blessings: The Human in Humanity

“I never heard another man tell me that he loved me,” said the younger man to the older man in the StoryCorps booth.  He went on to say how awkward he felt and how he didn’t know what else to … Continue reading

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July 20–Blessings: Bearing Witness

The blessing and power of bearing witness is often undervalued.  When someone is struggling, to notice, and say so, gives courage.  When someone is sad, to notice, and say so, gives hope.  When someone is angry, to notice, and say … Continue reading

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July 18–Blessings: How We Identify

My suitcase was wedged in with about a half dozen others right in front of the seat I took next to a woman whom I did not know.  When the train began to move, the entire stack of luggage shifted, … Continue reading

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July 13–Blessings: Not Labels

Sometimes the words that I want to pass on are not mine but words that have inspired me. I came across this 4 minute video two days ago.  I’ve watched it over many times since then. The creator and featured … Continue reading

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July 11–Blessings: Mirrors and Monsters

 Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz wrote: “There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror.  And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a … Continue reading

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July 8–Blessings and Privilege

I write this today on our son’s 22nd birthday.  I could write the same on January 8 or March 24, the dates of the birth of our daughters, but it happens to be July 8, one of the mornings after … Continue reading

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July 7 – Blessings: and Pain

I am finding it difficult to write about blessings this morning.  Blessings.  When the killing of Alton Stirling permeates the news.  Many more words have already been and will continue to be published by writers who are many times more … Continue reading

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July 6–Blessings: The Experience

Do you know when you have been blessed?  Do you have a certain feeling or experience that you would associate with having received a blessing? Let’s put aside for a moment the question of where blessings come from–perhaps save that … Continue reading

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July 5 – Blessings: and Nationalism

In recent years, every year on the 4th of July, I watch A Capitol Fourth from the sofa in my living room.  It is the annual public, televised celebration of Independence Day held in Washington, D.C..  I enjoy the heartfelt … Continue reading

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July 4–Blessing and Patriotism

Robert Reich offers this interesting take on patriotism as we enter the Fourth of July holiday.  I confess that I have not, in recent years, liked to use the word patriotism or patriot or patriotic.  For me, they have become words … Continue reading

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