Travel Lightly

September 21, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, In taking care of our mother’s possessions after her passing from life to death to life again last Monday, my sister and I are amazed at how orderly she was. I have heard stories of surviving children having to labor many hours…

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Faith and the Life to Come

September 15, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, With the passing of my mother, Louise Logan, yesterday from life to death to life again, the age old question surfaces for me. What actually happens when we die? We know of Easter and Jesus’ return as our Risen Lord. He has…

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Labor Day and the Middle Class

September 7, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, On this Labor Day of 2015 we hear much about the plight of the middle class. The Onion, which is a blog and paper that enjoys spoofing the news, recently published an article stating that government, business, and community leaders are frustrated.…

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Piety

August 31, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, I heard a good sermon yesterday based upon Mark 7 in which Jesus doesn’t require his disciples to wash their hands in the ceremonial fashion the Pharisees required. The preacher explained how this was was not the typical washing of hands we…

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Predicting the Future

August 24, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, The New York Stock Exchange had a wild day today. It opened and a minute later the Dow had dropped nearly 1100 points. It recovered to a loss of 140 points and later closed with a loss of more than 500 points.…

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Where do Pets fit in God’s Creation?

August 17, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Pets are animals that entertain us and delight in being our companions. I have a collie named Jacob. Next month he will turn 12. In his old age he asks for nothing more than to lie down near me. When I am…

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