Category Archives: Thoughts

The Wonder of Angels

I remember as a young girl a big painting reproduction Mom and Dad had hanging in their bedroom. It showed two young children crossing a rickety bridge, looking scared and alone in the dark; however, unseen by them was a … Continue reading

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Reel Faith

Many things you fear come to pass, but most don’t; and since you never know which will or won’t, it makes more sense to fear none. But my Pollyanna is more my Puddleglum, and my optimism quotient is tempered by … 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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Dream Streams

When light fades to black, and the chill comes, when horizon and foreground meld to one, and minutes tick by slower than day; I find myself alone with my thoughts—the rest of my world sleeps. Invisible, intangible, dream streams of … Continue reading

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A Limping Life

I heard your whisper in the wind, and I leaned to listen; but my lisping voice rose rough and rasping, replaying all the shame moments, the named moments—over and over, owning their bite. I glimpsed your face in the greening … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: To Live a Noble Life

How can I make my ambition Your ambition? Every now and then, unworldly inspiration and imagination penetrates t his sin-chained  mind, this bone-bound spirit, and I rejoice, respond; but just as quickly, flesh presses in— pride presses in, puffing me up, … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Overwhelmed

O kay, I can’t live like this–all this tweeting, and FBing, and V blogging, as if I need to know E very single inconsequential thing about your daily R ituals, what you’re selling, what you’re pushing. W hat I need … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt:Ten

T wo U.S. candidates plus rancor bipartisanship E quals bitterness, chaos, and mind N umbing diatribes. Chill everyone. Take five . . . no, take ten!

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Uneven

I visited Virginia City, NV, a few years ago. The old part of town looked like it came out of a Hollywood western, complete with rustic building facades, saloons, and wooden sidewalks. Strolling along, you had to be careful where you planted your feet … Continue reading

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Infinite

I ncreasing in time and distance, pushing back, back, back and forward again, N ever finding a beginning or an ending. It is like the game I used to play as a kid, F illing my mind with as much intentional emptiness … Continue reading

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