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  • Remembering Ron Ham
    This past week at Collins Street, we said a final farewell to our dear friend Ron Ham. The funeral service was a celebration of his life and ministry. There are many people who have requested the reflection on his life that my colleague Carolyn Francis and I offered. It is here for those interested. **** Ronald Norman Ham […]
  • Enlightenment
    ‘Where shall I look for Enlightenment?’ the disciple asked. ‘Here,’ the elder said. ‘When will it happen?’ the disciple asked. ‘It is happening right now,’ the elder answered. ‘Then why don’t I experience it?’ the disciple persisted. ‘Because you do not look,’ the elder said. ‘But what should I look for?’ the disciple continued. ‘Nothing. […]
  • Heavy
    Last week I sat with a friend whose sadness was deep, overwhelming. It was grief so tangible, impossible to avoid. And yet I came away with hope. Why? There was something in my friend’s capacity to bear such grief, honestly yet resolutely, that was itself a light. It reminded me of these words from the […]
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