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Furious Words

Words, words, analysis, paralysis, and the real needs of many are displaced and replaced with swirling, ever changing, news coverage. Money spent, reputations rent, as all of these Solomon moments, as all of these vacuous comments suck oxygen, abandon needy. … 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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In the dark . . .

In the dark, most of the world is asleep, but not me. I hear and feel every heartbeat, and thoughts ping here and there, mixing with dreams as I slip into sleep and wake again. It is a lonely place … Continue reading

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We need . . .

We need more grace and less criticism; we need more wisdom and less propaganda; we need more empathy and less arrogance and more patience than emotional outbursts; we need more remembrance and less fear mongering, and we need less resisting … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Overwhelmed

O kay, I can’t live like this–all this tweeting, and FBing, and V blogging, as if I need to know E very single inconsequential thing about your daily R ituals, what you’re selling, what you’re pushing. W hat I need … Continue reading

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