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A Living Love Story

Freaky Frailty:

I don’t know how to start this blog post. Two people in our church passed away in the last two weeks and I am currently writing their memorial services. I suppose I could ponder the rudeness of saying good-bye to two loved ones too soon. I could get all Act-Three-of-Our-Town and remind everyone that life is over in a blink so we’d better love now, while we can.

Instead, I think I’ll tell a love story about Judy Rodgers, one of our congregants who passed.

I can’t tell this at story at her memorial. It’s just too weird. But I can tell it here. And I tell it because it’s a nice snapshot of Judy. Plus, it captures the essence of my outgoing message. Today and every day, I use my words to stand for our freaky frailty illumined by grace.

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Seventeen Again

There was this episode of Grey’s Anatomy….

Dr. Callie Torres, says, “Look at me.   I’m in love with a guy who won’t say he loves me back… and here I am in his kitchen cooking, hoping he comes home and notices me.   I’m a total freak.   I’m the girl in the back of the class who eats her hair…. We’re all seventeen. It’s High School with scalpels.”

I think Dr. Torres was right.  We’re all teenagers at times, bringing old thoughts to new circumstances.  We should be all grown-up and mature.  Yet at any moment, we’re liable to plummet into High School Consciousness.

Do you ever feel like a seventeen year old?  I do.   High School Consciousness can sneak up on me at any time…. Continue reading