Monthly Archives: October 2008

prayer for november 5

On November 5th, in the year of our Lord 2008, the sun will rise on the righteous and the unrighteous alike. In the early morning light, brave hearts will absorb the remnants of a historic battlefield, an election like no … Continue reading

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hiv comes home

It’s never good news when your community makes the CNN daily headline, and today was no exception. An HIV scare at a “suburban St. Louis high school” has caused the nation to catch their breath, once again looking at St. … Continue reading

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light one candle

As our congregation shifted from one governing structure to another, our then-president’s (Wynn Miller) mantra was “breathe”. Even as we teased him unmercifully about the advice, we were aware that the simplicity belies a deeper truth. As I listened to … Continue reading

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if you can’t say something nice…

Reading the news in an election cycle is not for the faint of heart. I admit that I lost my stomach for the political season before the primaries were over. Once the ads went negative, I tuned out. Admittedly, I … Continue reading

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safe space in the election shadow

For the next month, there is one place safe from the fray, your local 12 Step group. The 10th Tradition in AA (and all of the related groups) is a clear mandate to steer clear: “Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion … Continue reading

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