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There is a trust . . .

There is in trust a writing between the lines. I trust you, but that trust expects an outcome acceptable to me. My blank slate of surrender has a lot of smudges around the edges—things like “Don’t make it hurt,” “Let … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Willing To Be Defeated

I used to be cocksure, willing to trample fragile souls for the sake of being right. And it hurts to think I was so unlike Your sacrificial kindness, so unlike Your bleeding, selfless truth. May I be willing to be … Continue reading

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There is a line . . .

There is a line in the sand, and I dare not cross— but funny thing about sand and funny thing about lines, they wash away with beating waves, leaving a skimming reflection where surety used to be. So maybe instead … Continue reading

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Significance

S ensing the need to feel I mportant, –> that thoughts, actions, and G ifts really matter, not just in the big scheme of things, N ot just ticks on nature’s timepiece, I ntertwined with myriad others, who F ashion … Continue reading

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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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