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my new neighbors

So, I’m back at the pink chapel. It’s blazing hot outside and I’m grateful for the cool quiet of this space. I am thinking about the man who told me about finding the Holy Spirit in this place. Or rather, the … Continue reading

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at home here

It’s been a year since we moved “home” to Corpus Christi. In some ways it seems like we have always been here, like we had not been away for thirty years. There’s one street in particular that has not changed … Continue reading

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holding noise

There is a constant ringing in my ears. It’s been my companion for as long as I can remember. Seriously. You know the chirping of cicadas? Or, the irritating scratchy squeal of feedback in a sound system? Combine the two … Continue reading

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unattended

Twenty five years ago today my mother died just three days before her 66th birthday. She had been in a coma for thirteen days after suffering a major stroke in the brain stem. She died immersed in love, with her … Continue reading

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pass the salt, please

For as long as I can remember I have had a strong craving for salt. As a child I would put it on bizarre things. Like apple pie. And dill pickles (as if they aren’t already salty enough!). Strangely, my … Continue reading

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to live resilience

Well, good morning! It’s been three months since I have written a post. Some blogger I am, huh. A lot has happened in three months hasn’t it. Our world has changed. Some think for the better. I wish I could … Continue reading

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a citizen’s confession

Chewing the Cud was created to be an outlet to process things that are happening in life and faith in such a way it might connect with others and, in the process, bring encouragement to us both. Having said that, … Continue reading

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other fears

This morning I suspect I feel like many of us. Dismayed at the news from Dallas. Still confused and heartbroken at the news from Baton Rouge and St. Paul. Disheartened by the unrest and divisiveness that is prevalent in any … Continue reading

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perch of peace

It’s been way too long since I’ve written anything. And, I’m learning it’s true. Use it or loose it. But here goes…. As one year closes and another begins there is no denying there is much violence in the world … Continue reading

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a little sunday sermon….luke 24:13-32…journey to hope

Alan Jackson’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” put words and melody to what our nation experienced on 911. Through his gift of rhyme and Southern drawl, Jackson articulated the shock, pain, and confusion we all felt. Much … Continue reading

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