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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Making Change

I don’t do change well. I used to. Change  meant promise, adventure, a tangible and exciting future, but somewhere along the line, my feet grew heavy and planted, my heart found rest in bordered places.  The settling down brought with … Continue reading

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To Be Complete

Spiritual reality becomes food for a starving carnal soul; for without truth and hope, we wanderers are dead already. And what appears partial now will, in God’s presence, be complete.  

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Spent #4: Withered in Wonder

This brief blossom, strength all but gone, but there is strange beauty in the formal wear that you have donned for your coronation–folds and color and crinoline. The freshness, scent, and supple petal of youth are layered, withered in wonder, and … Continue reading

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