Bless these Hands

There are some places where chaplains offer a blessing for hands, and I thought it was a beautiful idea. I’ve been thinking of all who offer care these days, in care homes, in the hospital, and many other places.  Our hands are gifts we use for good.  And so I...

A Time to Grieve

A Time to Grieve The burst of sadness came the other day, and I felt the weight of it. I recognized the pain, for I, like many others are not unfamiliar with grief. We know a collective grief these days, living on our earth which has been ravaged by fire, and this has...

When Anger Gets Out of Control

When Anger gets out of control. Have you noticed?  How many people seem angry these days? I guess politely put, you could use the word “frustrated”, but I think it is more than that.  I see the protests on the media, and on our streets, the unkind remarks and...

Choices

Choices Choices, we like them, the right to choose. Sourdough or rye, or white, if you please? 52 choices of shampoo, One can spend a long time in that grocery or pharmacy aisle. Take ice-cream, there’s a choice for you. Chocolate, or vanilla or every other kind you...

Could it be the End of the World?

“Do you think this is the last day?” A frail patient asked me on a recent hospital visit.  I hope not, I said.  But you never know.  I reassured her she was loved and not alone. We’ve been hearing a lot of doom and gloom as of late.  A code red for our planet is pause...

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