Monthly Archives: November 2012

Grief without Words–Job’s and Ours

Loss of any kind usually precipitates grieving. We grieve for the lost loved-one who died, the car we wrecked, or the position we didn’t get. We engage in non-verbal gestures to show our grief by crying, withdrawing, or sadness in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

I feel privileged to share with you my reasons for giving thanks to God this year. I’m thankful to be alive. I’ve outlived my father by nearly a decade. He had a series of heart attacks beginning at age 55 … Continue reading

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If You Could Sue God…

If you could sue God, what injustice would your complaint report? Recently I’ve been reading The Prophets by Abraham Heschel. In his analysis of the prophet’s view of God’s Justice, Heschel pointed out a new thought (to me). Among the many … Continue reading

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When Our Body Speaks For Us

At times, when we feel unable to put our anguish into words, our body speaks for us. In 1994, Robert Sapolsky published Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (revised and updated, 2004). Renowned biologist Sapolksy describes how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a … Continue reading

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Gateway to New Life

After seven years, with my HD replaced once, my computer quit.  Even after Apple specialists tried, they couldn’t retrieve data from my hard drive. Instead of my hopes, I realized my worst fears. When I spoke with the salesman, however, … Continue reading

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