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Communio: A Poem

    There are times when the words and symbols spark Lighting up our world, illuminating the dark And in our mundane world magic appears To strengthen resolve or to calm our fears With a community of saints on holy … Continue reading

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What I learned about myself, life and God from my child on the Autistic Spectrum: Part 4

This is my final installment on this for the time being. There are certainly more things I have learned but for now this is enough to say. 8.  Familial Image of God, this comes more from the experience of being … Continue reading

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What I learned about myself, life and God from my son on the Autistic Spectrum: Part 3

5. We often value people for very superficial reasons part 1: There are a whole set of criteria that people are judged by constantly by those around them including, but not limited to: physical appearance and dress, weight, proportions, muscle … Continue reading

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What I learned about myself, life and God from my son on the autistic spectrum: Part 2

This is part 2 of a reflection in honor of Autism awareness month. 3. We live in an incredibly complex world and human communication is even more complex. Because of what I do, as a pastor, I am constantly interacting … Continue reading

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What I learned about myself, life and God from my son on the autistic spectrum: Part 1

I remember vividly standing in the backyard of the parsonage in Blanchardville, Wisconsin the day we finally received my son’s diagnosis of PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified) and yelling at God, “What more do you want from me, I’ve … Continue reading

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