Category Archives: community

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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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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Rescue Me!

I have been away from my blogs for a while. If you don’t see me soon, then come rescue me because the grandkids probably have me tied up in the closet!

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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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Whispers

Whispers thread through the flaming rage, almost lost, almost imperceptible, drowned out by opinion, history, frenzied fury, and flailing fists. The whispers tip toe in my tossing mind, seeking a place to land and be heard. They are the filaments … Continue reading

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Asking you, asking me . . .

Does your faith-life even require Jesus? Got the maxims memorized. Got the rules down. Is religion more your bulwark than relationship— behavior and image more important than face-falling service, open-hearted devotion to His worthiness? Has purpose surpassed person? Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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I Wonder

Do you ever wonder about all those people you have crossed paths with, crossed wills with, and do you ever wonder what it will be like to spend eternity with them—those who pressed all your wrong buttons and abused your … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Power Under

When spin is more important than truth and winning is more important than loving, when circling the wagons is more important  than loving the enemy, then we have failed to be Christ followers— Christ, who did not consider his reputation … Continue reading

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I Want

I want community, a neighborly world where care and concern are a part of the DNA.  So often, relationships come in blurred glimpses, fleeting, like the countryside seen through windows on a fast train. It’s there, and it’s not, and … Continue reading

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