Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Empty Chair and The Broom

Some friends have asked to share part of yesterday’s sermon. Here goes: I had graduated from high school, celebrated my 18th birthday, drove from Portland, Oregon to New York with my minister and 3 others to attend a national convention … Continue reading

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Life Happens; So Does Death…Broken Any Boxes Lately?

Life happens. But. So does death. That obvious but often avoided partnership struck me this morning when I read that Mike Nichols died at 83. No. I didn’t know him. But in reading of his sudden death [sudden or lingering … Continue reading

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Taking On Good Friday

Margaret Trost. I first met Margaret when my ordained ministry took its first step. My mentor and most valued colleague, Fred Trost and his wife, Louise, and their children lived on the first floor at 640 West Fullerton in Chicago. … Continue reading

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