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A Prayer for Paris

November 13th, 2015 · Comments Off on A Prayer for Paris · Sharp Prayers

God of Compassion, we pray for the people affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris. We pray for the wounded. We pray for families who have lost loved ones. We pray for the fire, police, military and ambulance staff on the scene. We pray for the doctors and nurses caring for the injured. Holy and Righteous God, these cynical and cowardly acts […]

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Looking Death in the Eye

February 9th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Faith and the City

“Big Fish” is one of my favorite movies.  I love the scene in the film when Edward, a ten-year-old boy, and his four curious friends hike into a swamp.  They are searching for a ramshackle, vine-covered home.  They are hoping to get a peek at the house’s occupant—an old woman reputed to be a witch. […]

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