For many children in DeKalb County, this was the first week of school.   In my household, this was one of the biggest weeks of our lives.  After four years of cobbling together childcare, straining both the boundaries of friendship and the goodwill of employers, hiring nannies and sitters, rushing home to drive the boys […]

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As part of my weekly spiritual reflection, I consult various oracles, and one of those is the Revised Common Lectionary.  This is a scheduled portion of scripture used by many Christian preachers to ground their sermon, resulting in a potentially synchronized message across distance. I love the Revised Common Lectionary, because it means a mother […]

Reading Before the Message Our story today comes from a real-life incident related to us by Rachel Naomi Remen, a medical doctor whose special focus is counseling those with chronic and terminal illness. The story is about a teenager named David. David was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes two weeks after his seventeenth birthday. He responded […]

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