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Category Archive for 'My Faith Journey'

Life is More than Work

As I write this post on my iPad before going to bed, I hear the words I have been saying to our chaplains on my team at the hospital. (By the way, my paragraph formatting is a bit off in this blog post at the end regardless how many times I hit the Return key, […]

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http://malcolmmarler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Remember-the-Stones.mp3 Daisy and I went for a hike today in the woods of sweet home Alabama.  Our twelve year old lab never turns down the opportunity to go for a walk in the woods. We didn’t have a final destination in mind when we started to drive.  We ended up near Double Springs, AL at […]

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God Questions

This is the tenth in a series on My Faith Journey.  (If you prefer to listen, click on the arrow below.) http://malcolmmarler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/God-Questions.mp3 “I was going to ask God ‘as there is so much suffering in the world and you are able to do something about it, why don’t you?’ but I was afraid God might ask […]

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Freedom Prayer

This is the ninth in a series on My Faith Journey.  (If you prefer to listen, click on the arrow below.) http://malcolmmarler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Freedom-Prayer-3.mp3 Nine years ago on January 16, 2003, I wrote the following words in my journal late one evening when I was alone: Tonight, I got on my knees by my couch at home after […]

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Still, a Child of God

This is the eighth in a series on My Faith Journey. (If you would rather listen, click on the arrow below.) http://malcolmmarler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Still-A-Child-of-God-3.mp3 Some of you are aware that Mary and I joined the Episcopal Church a few years ago.  When people join different churches from their birth families, there is usually a story connected to it. […]

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Riding Shotgun

This is the seventh in a series on My Faith Journey, and #27 in the series Lessons from My Father. ri·ding shot·gun To ride shotgun is to sit in the front passenger seat when riding in a car or other vehicle. It is also used to mean giving actual or figurative support or aid to […]

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Walking the Walk

One of the most meaningful writers I read these days for my spiritual journey is Richard Rohr. His concise, thoughtful words come from books or articles he has written in a daily email, and can usually be read in 3 minutes or less.  As I walk on my own spiritual path, I find his humility […]

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A New Freedom

This is the eighth in a series on My Personal Faith Journey. On the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday on January 17, 2011, it is a time to remember and a time to rekindle his dreams. I am also reminded of my faith journey and a freedom I experienced as a young […]

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This is the seventh in a series on My Faith Journey. I was nineteen years old and a sophomore at Clemson University in the spring of 1975.  As the President of The Fellowship of Christian Athletes during my four years there, one of the things I did regularly was speak at churches on Sundays.  It […]

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This is the sixth in a series on My Faith Journey, and #26 in the series Lessons from My Father. One image of God I had growing up was to understand God as a loving and forgiving Father. It was easier for me to imagine God this way because I had a father with those […]

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