Category Archives: Faith

Run To

It’s like dead weight being dragged along behind, hindering the Now that has its own trouble enough. How to forgive. How to forget. Must; and yet . . . I think it’s finished, this letting go jazz; but then, all … Continue reading

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Another New Year

N ow is the time to take stock, to E valuate choices made—to right W rongs, to plan a way forward that Y earns to see others needs as E ven more important than the A ll-consuming passions of the … Continue reading

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Standing Alone with Elisha

We all like to think that standing for something big would not be too hard because in a part of our head and heart, we know that we really aren’t standing alone– at least, really alone-alone. And yet, there are … Continue reading

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Collector of Words

I am a collector of words, a hoarder of fractured phrases. I scribble in the margins of my life words wild and wonderful that shout a divine “wow.” Other words I grind down fine as they seep into my belly, … Continue reading

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Betrayal

I have been thinking about betrayal lately— the splintering of trust, the shattering of expectation. You go along, accumulating pieces of relationship, of mission; and you collect a colorful and varied panoply that looks like truth, feels like truth, and … Continue reading

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A thought . . .

In my Scripture reading this morning in John 18:28-29: “Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the … Continue reading

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My Record of Wrongs

I kept diaries off and on as a kid, chronicling important stuff like supper menus, sibling squabbles, and crazy crushes; but it wasn’t until I began to travel and sing full time that I started journaling in earnest. Over the … Continue reading

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. . . for You

L onely . . . in this time   O f increasing unbelief, looking frantically, hungering, N ot for miracles, but for signposts that used to be so faith-clear, undisputed— E ver present testament, truth, surety, L ooking for sanctuary, … Continue reading

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Purify

When real life gives you murders, injustice, pain, vigilantism, discrimination, betrayal, and the myriad other destroyers of the human spirit, we rail, we protest, and we grieve . . . and yet, when we seek some respite from the real … Continue reading

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Chapter 44

Harper woke to the good smells of something cooking in the kitchen. She put her warm robe on, grabbed the walker, and went out to investigate. There was Blaise adorned in one of her bright pink aprons. It was a … Continue reading

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