Author Archives: Randy Coleman-Riese

New Year Letter

In 1940 when Europe was being ravaged by war a 33 year old W. H. Auden penned his ‘New Year Letter’ to a friend. The poem’s length and copyright prevents its being reproduced here. However, Gil Bailie spent a few … Continue reading

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Christmas Blessings

We wish all a blessed Christmas. As our families and friends gather around to celebrate an event that none of us fully fathom, let us take time to hear again the words of the angel host, “Do not be afraid, for … Continue reading

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To make an end is to make a beginning

For years I have found the Church’s liturgical calendar more helpful than the secularized Gregorian calendar in reckoning my place in the temporal order. The liturgical seasons have an effect on me that may be slightly more subtle than the … Continue reading

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The Obedience of Faith

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21 That, it seems to me, is the synoptic analogue for Paul’s references to “the obedience of faith” in his Letter to the Romans (1:5; 16:26). As for the … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Happiness doesn’t lead to gratitude; it’s gratitude that leads to happiness. Gratitude is less measured by how pleased we are with the blessings we have received and more by how much we love those from whom we have received them … Continue reading

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God’s Gamble – now available on Amazon

We are pleased to announce the publication of Gil Bailie’s new book God’s Gamble – The Gravitational Power of Crucified Love (Paperback/Softcover) Click on the image above to order your copy! For Hardback/Clothcover click HERE For e-book/Kindle click HERE We … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen RIP

        Come Healing Leonard Cohen O gather up the brokenness And bring it to me now The fragrance of those promises You never dared to vow The splinters that you carry The cross you left behind Come … Continue reading

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A Harvard Law Professor’s view…

IN a previous post, ‘Numbers’, reflecting on the deathworks in the era of post Roe v Wade abortion in the United States I wrote that our hope in such circumstances lies outside the machinations of our legal and political systems. … Continue reading

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Numbers

Approximately, thirty million – that is the number. This is the number of voters between the ages of 18 and 43 that would be deprived of their right to vote in the upcoming US presidential election. They are not felons, … Continue reading

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Houston Event Nov 2nd – Gil Bailie featured speaker

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