Theology Of Caregiving

Rick on January 18th, 2010

On a recent evening, my wife and I were sitting in the living room, both of us reading and sipping hot chocolate before we ended our day. She, snuggled in a dark pink sweater and wrapped in her light pink afghan, caught my eye as I sat in my chair. She smiled. “I enjoy the […]

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Rick on January 18th, 2009

It’s Sunday and here’s something I never thought I’d write about in this blog: crop circles, clergy without faith, and an alien invasion. I watched Signs again last night with my teenage daughter. She had not seen it before. It’s a movie that leaves me wanting to know more about one of the characters. I […]

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Rick on September 23rd, 2007

It’s Sunday. In the medical literature one frequently reads, “there is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis.” So, do you pray your loved one will be cured? Or do you pray the disease process will be kind? Do you pray for a long time between relapses? Do you pray for courage as you face a foreboding […]

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Rick on September 9th, 2007

It’s Sunday. Theologians and philosophers have wrestled long with an odd problem. They, like many who suffer or who care for someone whose life is limited by a disease, wish to figure out how to make three accepted truths true at the same time. They seek to explain the unexplainable. For me, at this point […]

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