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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower

My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Once Again

Originally posted on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly:
These witchy trees, bare and lifeless, cold and leafless: One might wonder where life has gone and if all hope is gone, receded into the dark…

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The Silence of Saturday

Do you hear the silence in the tomb—hard and lifeless—vacuous hopes of my heart buried in a borrowed grave with one who would save us? Do you hear the silence in the streets where palms, faded and brittle, blow to … Continue reading

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The Pain of God

Originally posted on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly:
Blood-red, crimson poured, bruised and slashed, cross-crisscrossed, tissue, nerve and sinew, Sacred threads bleeding, “Father, forgive them— ” Thorn and nail, sin and curse, opposing timbers track…

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Happy Spring!

Originally posted on Apronhead:
Another winter gone with spring in the wings. Apronhead View original post

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The Limping Church Triumphant

L-ife is to be lived with love as our mandate; but too often, I-maginations are soiled with the cares and constraints of bolstering up this M-ansion here, rather than the one P-prepared for us. Wishing to stay and wishing to … Continue reading

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This About That

I have finally discovered why rice cakes have fewer calories. You leave half of it on the floor with each bite.

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Psalm 91:1-2 (Lilly’s Amplified)

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High, look to Him as a definitive defense, a protecting shadow, planted, rooted, and intentionally stuck, will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty, find a peaceful sleep, a breathe-easy … Continue reading

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I Miss My Father

I miss my father. Not the last, lingering days when the ravages of Parkinson’s stripped his body of strength and dignity, not the growing quiet and dimming light, the betrayal of senses with the ambush of age and degeneration, not … Continue reading

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I Miss My Mother

I miss my mother. Not the pained days and her lonely, disorienting moments, not the frontal lobe disintegration that turned a stable woman of integrity into a silly, flirting schoolgirl, not the numbness and loss of dexterity that stole the … Continue reading

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Words Fall

Words, syllables, inflections, breathed and yelled, soft and loud, mouthed and thought, heard and not, written and spoken, valued and ignored, but so weighty for the one who owns them, for that one desperate to be treasured. When we begin, … Continue reading

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