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Enough

Known by many but known by few—image, identity, purpose twisted together, carnal and spiritual, an alienating stew, feeling just as alone in a group as alone; and I thought You would be enough, but . . . The rants and … 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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Oh, wait . . .

I love to listen to those who agree with me; I hate those who are oppositional. Oh, wait . . . I need to listen to those who are oppositional so I can hone my arguments— enough to win the … Continue reading

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We need . . .

We need more grace and less criticism; we need more wisdom and less propaganda; we need more empathy and less arrogance and more patience than emotional outbursts; we need more remembrance and less fear mongering, and we need less resisting … 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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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Pulpit

May my life be my pulpit. If ever my words outweigh my actions, if ever my professions overshadow my deeds, I will have given up abundant life for at the very least shallow, vain repetitions, and at the worst, dead … Continue reading

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