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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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Darkness Moves

The darkness moves toward morning—sun and moon in their cycles, and I in my bed lie awake with the constant thrumming of words in my head. My body tosses and turns; my words toss and turn, and sleep is an … Continue reading

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Hope Spreads Wings

Life and death balance on a tenuous thread— the start and the end of things, the start and end of every moment. Birth sparks and hope spreads wings. Each moment by moment breath of life steadies itself on a mix … Continue reading

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Love from Afar

When the prickles and pain of a love held close hurt too much, harm too much, then love from afar with a prayer and a hope for change, for time to heal.

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Letting Go

It’s like déjà-done this kind of thing—walked this path before, spouted this script before, destined to repeat over again attachments and letting go, hoping and hurting, again and again, pushing my rock to the crest only for it to slide … Continue reading

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Shadows Fall

When dark shadows lengthen and pathways clash, we fight our way through, each on his own, but not, bumping others, helping others, avoiding some; and the destination is beyond this black—beyond these mere pinpricks of comprehension, beyond corrupted flesh, this … 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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Recipe for Discouragement

2 parts resentment 1 part pleasant façade A dash of memory Mix well. Add 3 parts criticism, sliced and diced (optional) Sauté in a broken heart and mind. Slowly add equal parts shame and guilt. Fold gently. Let settle covered … Continue reading

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I Want

I want community, a neighborly world where care and concern are a part of the DNA.  So often, relationships come in blurred glimpses, fleeting, like the countryside seen through windows on a fast train. It’s there, and it’s not, and … Continue reading

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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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