Tag Archives: fear

About Grief

From my daily readings by C. S. Lewis…………………………………. Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: Fear

I have been thinking today that if all the things I have ever feared would have come to be, I would have been dead– I mean, really really dead–several thousand times already. So the thought struck me:  Maybe I should … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayer: God of the Silences

I have gotten the call and seen my beloved’s mangled motorcycle that once was shiny and new.  I have seen is grey limp body wheeled quickly down sterile corriders as I moved in shadows and fog. I have opened the email with … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayer: The Dance

Oh, sacred and pierced One, I hide behind the sweeping skirts of Your redemption, a frightened, naked child with an empty heart. I hide behind the swirling folds of Your love, folds that catch me and my emptiness up in … Continue reading

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A Kind of Trust

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

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