Belly Buttons and Spiritual Birth

Listen to Audio Some of us have innies and some of us have outies. Belly buttons that is.  Our navel reminds us that we were once intimately connected to our mother. Through the umbilical cord she poured her life’s blood into us. Detached from our mother prematurely, we would have died.  In addition to the…

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Forgetting and Remembering

Listen to Audio We all forget things from time to time.   I’ve spent frustrated moments looking for my car keys, my cell phone, and my wallet. Sometimes I forget where I’ve left my car in the grocery store or airport parking lot. While I’ve never forgotten my wedding anniversary or an important birthday, my…

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Enough

Listen to Audio For years Frederick Buechner said that his father died of heart trouble.  In a manner of speaking that’s true. The elder Buechner died of an extreme case of a heart condition that many of us suffer. He finally succumbed to the nagging sense that he was not enough. Buechner’s father committed suicide…

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Walk This Way

Listen to Audio One of the oldest sight gags in the movies is the “Walk this way!” schtick.  In films as varied as “After the Thin Man” and “The Young Frankenstein,” a wobbly butler or a curvy woman or snooty maitre d’ says, “Walk this way!” The comic guest delivers the visual punchline by falling…

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