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It's almost over!

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Thankfully, the presidential debates are finally over. In just a few weeks the debacle and embarrassment that has been this presidential election will also be over. Never have two candidates been so loathed by so many.

The salt (free) life

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I have been placed on a very restrictive, less-sodium (salt) diet. That is, I have to do without sodium as much as possible. The upper limit is 2,000 milligrams of sodium daily. When the doctor first said that, I thought, “Oh, that’s not too bad.

The right to sit

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There’s been a bit of controversy about a number of professional athletes who have decided to sit or kneel during the National Anthem instead of standing in respect. Their example has filtered down into some high school and middle school athletic events.

The final lap

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I have begun the fourth unit of Clinical Pastoral Education, also known as CPE. Although CPE is standard and required fare in many seminaries, back in my day CPE was available but not in all locations. So, it was a part of my education that I missed. Or skipped.

Hearing when there is silence

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On Sunday afternoon, I was confined to the house due to a medical issue. Somewhere that afternoon, I decided to go sit by the pool where it was quiet. There’s very little about my life that is quiet. Between all the tasks, meetings, appointments, and drama, I find that quiet is almost unknown.


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