Author Archives: pdalcorn

Hearing and Understanding

After Kim Clijsters lost the French Open tennis tournament in 2001, she won the hearts of the crowd.  She spoke in French at the awards ceremony, and the people were delighted to hear the Belgian citizen speak their language.  Clijsters … Continue reading

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Duc in Altum

A few years ago, I was in Israel and visited the newly opened archeological and worship site at Magdala, on the Sea of Galilee.  The site included the discovery of a first century synagogue, and the beginnings of an expanded … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Eartha Kitten

Having closed on the purchase of our little house in the Hudson Valley, my husband Werner and I set about making it a home.  Our first stop was the furniture store.  Our second stop was the Animal Rescue Foundation in … Continue reading

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Practicing Resurrection

We are in the liturgical season of Easter.  What does that mean? To me it means that we are “practicing resurrection.” It means that we are called to be an “Easter people.”  Let me explain. Recently our lectionary reading was … Continue reading

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Persistent Faith

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1 “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien After the tragic and frightening events in Charlottesville last … Continue reading

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Picture This

I vividly remember seeing the ads as a child; a polar bear floats alone on a solitary iceberg, adrift amidst an endless sea. For many, this iconic image still indelibly marks Earth Day appeals. Yet, despite its staying power, this … Continue reading

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Too Many Martyrs

“Too many martyrs and too many dead. Too many lies, too many empty words were said. Too many times for too many angry men. Oh let it never be again.” -Phil Ochs On Wednesday of last week, many of us … Continue reading

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