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In You, O Lord (Lilly’s Amplified)

In You, O Lord, do I take refuge; I run to You when the darkness closes in, when chaos comes, and my own best ideas about shelter fail. let me never be put to shame; let me not be disappointed … Continue reading

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And this is love . . . (Lilly’s Amplified)

My dear brothers and sisters, you, me, everyone, take note of this: Are you listening? Pay close attention! Everyone should be quick to listen, to the reasons, the evidence, and the pain on all sides, slow to speak, not jumping … Continue reading

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And Yet

I am sure, confident in my banked experience, my accurate perception, and in my ability to determine how what I see and hear interconnects with all the memories, retained, recalled, and relied on to make sense of my world. I … Continue reading

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Seeing with New Eyes

I had cataract surgery done a week and a half ago. I chickened out last year–something about a knife near the eyes bit! But I was getting desperate, so I did not read any contraindications and just went for it. … Continue reading

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I Was Once a Thief

I was once a thief, deliberate, conniving, and unrepentant. Sort of. I got twenty-five cents for a weekly allowance, and it was the good old days when that kind of coin really meant something. Well, . . . not really. … Continue reading

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Upside-down World

When what was and now is not happens in a wisp of a moment, when friends become foes, exchanging their trust for biting and isolating words, then it is plain to see that we are living in an upside-down world. … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Have mercy

Oh, Lord of the broken and heartsick, of the world weary and tumult tossed, have mercy. Oh, Lord of the fractured and failing, of the wounded and flailing, have mercy on us. May our beliefs align with Your truths, and … Continue reading

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These Carnal Threads

I look down at my hands and know that within those tissues and cells, blood is coursing, coming from, going to, minute after minute, circuit upon circuit. But where is my soul in this pink, freckled flesh? Where is my … Continue reading

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Not Home Yet

Walking in shadows, occasional whispers of light remind me I am indeed in Him inadequate, but on the path to home. The yearning, the longing, keeps doubt in check— somewhat, somehow, hoping that someday what we partly know will be … Continue reading

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The Peace That Doesn’t Come

I swallowed up your fictions, building great thoughts and paradigms on them to support the framework of my soul’s integrity—because I thought they were true. Really true. Truer than the dusty time-tested, grime-infested mores of another lifetime. Rusty religion. And … Continue reading

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