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February 10th, 2018 · No Comments · Faith and the City

On August nights, I sit on a bench by Ojibway Lake, a mile or so from the Canadian border in northern Minnesota. A soft breeze keeps mosquitoes away. I lean back and look up. The vast, winking dome of the cosmos pulls a single word from me. I cannot help it. Every time I stare […]

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Snow Day

February 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

No school today.  The kids are home. So, we went sledding in the park.  It was too sticky for fast runs.  Perfect, though, for thumping together a snowman (with his a loyal snow dog)! Everyone who was out, walking through the swirl of flakes, was smiling. Today has been a sabbath–an unexpected respite. It felt […]

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