Tag: Seminarians

Our Gospel

My family has been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster the past couple of weeks. There was a pregnancy that became compromised, and it was a scary thing as the mother was put on bedrest in the hospital. There was eventually an emergency C-section, and all the things that could have gone wrong somehow didn’t. When…

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God’s Holy Web

For email posts, click here to watch online. Picture a really complex spider web. Not one with a few layers of silk, delicate, and easily broken. Picture one that’s so strong, so complex, so thick, you almost can’t see through it. This web is sticky, and it traps the spiders’ prey in it so that…

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Beauty-tide

For email posts, click here to watch “Beauty-tide” online. When I was little, we had this old family bible that I just loved. It was a huge King James, with the words of Jesus printed in red, and it had those gold-edged pages, which I loved to fan out and flip through as a child.…

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Put On Christ

For email posts, click here to watch online. “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD,            my whole being shall exult in my God;for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation,            he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,            and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah…

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In the Midst of Life

It was about nine o’clock in the evening when my beeper sounded. I was on call at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where I’m currently completing my Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), and this was the first time in two months that I’d received a message on the “pastoral care” pager, rather than the frequently-used “trauma” pager. Dialing…

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Pencils Down

I have a pretty shameful memory from when I was back in the 4th Grade. We were taking a spelling test, and I think this was the first year we had begun to check each other’s work. After taking the test, I passed mine to the student in the desk behind me, and got the test…

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