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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

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 earth. But in one moment, that gifted second, a nub of green sprouts, a … Continue reading

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Upside-down World

When what was and now is not happens in a wisp of a moment, when friends become foes, exchanging their trust for biting and isolating words, then it is plain to see that we are living in an upside-down world. … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Have mercy

Oh, Lord of the broken and heartsick, of the world weary and tumult tossed, have mercy. Oh, Lord of the fractured and failing, of the wounded and flailing, have mercy on us. May our beliefs align with Your truths, and … Continue reading

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These Carnal Threads

I look down at my hands and know that within those tissues and cells, blood is coursing, coming from, going to, minute after minute, circuit upon circuit. But where is my soul in this pink, freckled flesh? Where is my … Continue reading

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My “Post”: The Story of Stupid

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There once was a fence—a white rod-iron fence— to keep big pines in from wandering the neighborhood, or perhaps it was to keep cars out from…

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: God of the Slimmest of Chances

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Asking you, asking me . . .

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Not Home Yet

Walking in shadows, occasional whispers of light remind me I am indeed in Him inadequate, but on the path to home. The yearning, the longing, keeps doubt in check— somewhat, somehow, hoping that someday what we partly know will be … Continue reading

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Recipe for Joy

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Recipe for Discouragement

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2 parts resentment 1 part pleasant façade A dash of memory Mix well. Add 3 parts criticism, sliced and diced (optional) Sauté in a broken heart and mind. Slowly add equal parts shame and guilt. Fold…

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