Spiritual First Aid

A Hero On The Dresser

A long time ago in Illinois, maybe seventy years or so, my father worked in an office in Champaign-Urbana. It was the end of the day and one of his co-workers was running out the door to a dinner and suddenly remembered that he’d forgotten to pick up some documents for a meeting the next […]

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A Brand New Start

I found a scripture the other day that I’ve never noticed before. It’s “my voice shalt thou hear in the morning o Lord and in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee and I will look up.” That’s Psalm 5, verse 3. And it reminded me of my dad. My dad was not […]

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The Other New Year… and the Rock in the Woods

I wonder if any of you are like me, celebrating your own personal “new year” on another day besides January 1? Of course, there are cultural new years on other days on the calendar, such as Chinese New Year. But I’m talking about the day that you might consciously or unconsciously choose as a sort […]

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What Does God Look Like?

A question to all of you today:  When you think of God, what do you “see” ? I got to thinking about that this morning when I read this funny little story forwarded to me by favorite high school English teacher, Ann Campbell: A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. […]

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Vibiana’s Courage

Somewhere back in the 1800’s a crew was digging under the city of Rome, and deep in the catacombs they discovered a box with the bones of a young woman about whom we know nothing and, perhaps, everything. Her remains now lie in the new cathedral of Los Angeles, where I went for a visit […]

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Coming Soon! Martha’s Spiritual First Aid

Regular updates of something we could all use once in a while.

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