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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Pain and Hope

  I woke suddenly in the wee hours, the dark hours. Was it the weird dream I was having? Maybe. But aside from that, I immediately was aware that I had passed the anniversary of my first child’s death and … 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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For Something More

I woke early in the dark and cold with only red numbers projected on the ceiling, confirming that yes, it is early, and yes, it is still dark 04 hundred. I lie here awake. The pain has been my alarm, … Continue reading

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And Here Below

Clouds scud across an aquamarine sky, bullied by westerlies, unsure of their destination, but determined to get there. And here below my stationary stance seems insignificant to the grandeur of heavenly motion; and even my sure stance is planted on … Continue reading

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A Place to Belong

Maybe community as a group doesn’t exist. Is there a place to belong, to breathe deep without fear of regulation and restraint— to be who I am and am becoming in safety— knowing and being known, accepted? Maybe community as … Continue reading

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In the Middle

A café and a coffee, a grace moment to think, to mull, to pray and toe-tap to piped in jazz, to stare at an old black and white classic on the muted set, and it’s a sandwich, sandwiched in between the club and conversation … Continue reading

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Together

I look through my own grid, and I’m not sure how to see any differently. I know just how you feel!–well, not really.  I can imagine walking in your shoes, but truth is, I don’t.  I can imagine feeling what … Continue reading

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The Wounded

We are the wounded. We are the ones whose histories have been rewritten, critiqued and re-configured, pushed through the grids of others— those who think they only see clearly, those who see themselves as somehow in control of perception, of … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Lord of the Me

It is hard when well-worked out beliefs run smack dab into life:  this war zone of a broken world where wills collide and battle lines are drawn, human, angelic, and Godhead. And I am in the crosshairs, but not afraid— … Continue reading

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The Wait of the World

The wait of the world when the press is strong on every side, within, without, and we feel guilty for complaining in the presence of so much blessing, but the pain is constant and a constant reminder that we are … Continue reading

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