Our Father, which art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy Kingdom come
Thy will be done
In earth, as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
An lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory
Forever and ever.
–The Lord’s Prayer

I pray this prayer all day long..
In my car, in the morning when I say my prayers,
In the afternoon.
I pray it as I breathe.

And it has occurred to me that for now, for me, the most important line is
“Give us this day our daily bread.”
Only for me—now—it is momentary.

I live minute to minute
I scramble to know what is best as I drive
As I speak
As I make decisions

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September 26, 2014

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They vary greatly in content, subject, style, length, genre and more.

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It’s me, it’s me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer;
It’s me, it’s me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer.
Not my mother, not my father
But it’s me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer.
Not my brother, not my sister
But it’s me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer.
Not my elder, not my leader
But it’s me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer.
Not the preacher, not the sinner
But it’s me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer.
It’s me, it’s me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer;
It’s me, it’s me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer.

It’s Me, O Lord, Standing In The Need Of Prayer” is a traditional Black Gospel song. The author is unknown.

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?
Jesus replied:…

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His name is Angel.

He has always referred to me as his “angel”. But on August 28th, he was mine.

Actually, he has always my Angel too, not just in name.

He was a patient I visited through hospice. We saw each other every two weeks.

He suffered from COPD, but more than that he suffered from loneliness, and a sense of God’s–and human– abandonment.

And so I did, what any good chaplain would do, ministered to his spiritual needs, as well as listen. He needed to talk and express his sadness and anger, often at people and churches and ministers who profess to be Christians, but do not behave like Christ.

He spoke little English and I spoke even less Spanish, but we managed to connect at deep levels. In many ways, we were on the same page.

I encouraged him to “let go” of his anger, to move…

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I’ve known her for one and a half years, ever since I’ve been a Hospice Chaplain.

Her name is Veronica.

She went into Jesus’ Loving Arms last weekend.

She was dying for a long time.

Her family had become so broken-hearted and weary of witnessing her prolonged ‘transition’ for over two years, they hardly could bear to visit her.

Even the wonderful staff and nurse in the retirement home could not understand why she hung on for so long. Nor could any of us on the hospice team–and this is what we do!

We had gathered for a family meeting with the staff and our hospice team to discuss Veronica’s situation and see what we could do to enable her to “pass” on and be with God in heaven.

The family was encouraged to acknowledge any way they were holding on, to say their goodbyes, to let her go, to…

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Good morning, fine readers!

It is a beautiful day in Georgia—the state I live in and cherish.

The sky is completely cloudless which means of course, when I look up, all I see is blue. And a certain lightness which is hard to describe.

So much in life is hard to describe, like the subject for my blog today—the existential now.

But I will give it my best.

I am living in it now—this complete present. I have no sense of time..and sometimes space. I am trusting God each moment as I go throughout my day.

I am living as the scripture says, think only of today. Be not anxious for tomorrow. Give us this day our daily Bread.

I am not trying to “Boast”. It is simply a gift for now, and I have been here before.

However, I will say that it is a difficult way to live…

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Dear Readers,

I apologize for any confusion I have caused you between my two blog sites.

I attempted a while back to change my first, original, and oldest site to return to my maiden name, and..well, it did not work out so well! An understatement!:)

I am working on somehow rectifying the problem.

Thank you you for your patience. It looks horrible, is confusing to even me, the stats are all messed up, and many other things but I’ll keep writing in the hopes that you can figure it out and someday, it will look and be better–as only one site!! I hope and pray!!

My other site is

Meanwhile, thanks for reading and God bless.