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Repairing the World

If last week had been a fish, I would have thrown it back.  It seemed that we couldn’t turn around without encountering another heartbreaking story or situation.  The Boston Marathon bombing; the devastating explosion in West, Texas; a destructive earthquake in China; a dear friend admitted to hospice care; another friend just diagnosed with cancer.  […]

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Woven Together

"Excuse me," the nurse said politely. I looked up from my paperwork. "The patient in room five is actively dying, and the family is requesting the chaplain." I put down my pen, pushed my chair away from the desk in the cozy office I shared with the Social Worker at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House, and made my way to room five. Pausing at the door to quiet myself, I knocked softly, then entered.

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