Tag Archives: Hadrian

Get Real Still

I’m on retreat right now. So I here’s a post from a few years ago for you. It was easy to pick out Hadrian in the line-up of swimmers. The eight-year-old wore a life jacket and stood a foot or … Continue reading

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Get Real Still

It was easy to pick out Hadrian in the line-up of swimmers. The eight-year-old wore a life jacket and stood a foot or two shorter than the rest. Like those ahead of him, he waited for his turn to try the obstacle course that stretched the … Continue reading

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Measuring Up

This boy reminds me of our grandson, Hadrian. Last November we took him and his cousin Hannah to an indoor pool with two water slides. Fred accompanied the seven-year-olds up, up, up the stairs to the top of the slides, only to … Continue reading

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The seven-year-old downed his third tiny glass of grape juice and licked the last drop from the bottom, oblivious of the perfect purple ring around his lips. Perhaps it was his eager grin as he went for the fourth glass that prompted three women to spring … Continue reading

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The Unending Miracle of Love

I felt my heart “strangely warmed,” like what happened to John Wesley at Aldersgate in 1738 when he knew for certain that he was saved, The same thing happened to the two travellers on the road to Emmaus. While they didn’t recognize the risen Christ walking … Continue reading

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