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Dying is Teaching Me About Living

“The doctors mentioned putting him on palliative care,” is what a nurse told me on the floor this week.  My heart sinks. I thought they were going to send him to a stem-cell transplant? I thought there was more treatments … Continue reading

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The Chaplain is Here. It’s Time.

I am on call. 24 straight hours at the hospital. 15 of which I am the only chaplain in the entire 900-bed hospital. I get paged to the ICU. A family is requesting a chaplain. I find the nurse and … Continue reading

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Catching His Breath

“Just breathe.” “Take a deep breath.” “Don’t hold your breath.” Breath has power. Do it deeply and it can soothe, heal and relax. Or fight for it, and you’ll experience tension, fear and panic. Breath gives life. The deeper we … Continue reading

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Believing in a Miracle

Doctors talk percentages. Chances. Likelihood. This child has 30% chance. This other child, 10%. And this one over here…this one with the cancer relapse…she has 1% chance of survival. I don’t have to be around the hospital too long before … Continue reading

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Fear and Hope

Throughout Scripture, we are told not to fear. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous … Continue reading

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Listen to Me!

We just want to be heard. We want our voice to matter. Books that teach techniques of influencing others become best sellers. People are desperate to learn how to speak and act in ways that will receive the attention and … Continue reading

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Don’t Laugh at Me.

Bodies fail us. They are all imperfect. Broken. Yet, somehow, the physically disabled ones experience a completely different life than those of mental or emotional disabilities. Instead of being able to hide the imperfections from the world, physically disabled bodies … Continue reading

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