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Loss is like a tsunami

In New Orleans we are very aware of the power of great waves pushed up by hurricanes. Driving along the coast recently I was reminded of this power and how much had to be rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina. The loss … Continue reading

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The Gloriously Ordinary

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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Unconditional Meaningfulness

Viktor Frankl wrote, “What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophers teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms” (Man’s Search for Meaning, 118). Frankl developed a therapeutic … Continue reading

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What meaning can I find in tragedy?

Tragedy, grief, loss, what meaning can I find in this? Where is God in all this? Have I lost God along with my son? How can I make sense of things going forward? How can I find a new way … Continue reading

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