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Spirituality – What is it?

What is your understanding of spirituality? This is a fundamental question for someone in chaplaincy, don’t you think? But I find I can’t easily answer it. One image comes to mind is from the movie Major League, where a baseball … Continue reading

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In the Eye of the Storm

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Sometimes it’s just about perspective

I found myself sitting on the floor the other day. The Alzheimer’s patient had covered her head in her cardigan. So I sat on the floor and she uncovered part of her head so I could see her face. We … Continue reading

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Traces of Hope – as we approach Hurricane Katrina’s 10th Anniversary

How do I process my grief? Does suffering have any meaning? Do we live in a random chaotic universe? Is it time to re-evaluate my understanding of “God”? This book is for anyone who has suffered a loss – of … Continue reading

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The search for Self is the search for Spirituality and Meaning

In the 60’s it was popular to “go in search of yourself.” But eventually the mountaintops got crowded and people discovered that “wherever you go, there you are.” In other words, you bring your baggage with you. So people began … Continue reading

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Being grateful for dull days

In New Orleans we are painfully aware of the potential disasters that the weather can bring. Last Sunday we were under a flood watch and parts of the state were under a tornado watch. On days like Sunday I pay … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend Metaphors for Living

Easter weekend provides us with three metaphors from which to live our lives: Good Friday is the day of the cross. If we live out of a Good Friday metaphor we see ourselves on the cross; We focus on the … Continue reading

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