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Living Like a Monk…

I Am Going To Start Living Like a Monk – an exercise* in poetry from Christine Paintner’s book, The Artist’s Rule (*The exercise: Take the opening line “I am going to start living like a monk…” and write your own … Continue reading

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A Prayer for 2013

BLESS the Lord, O my soul, Let all that is within me BLESS His holy name.   REST in the Lord, O my soul, Let me cease striving and learn to REST in His holy name.   PEACE in the … Continue reading

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The Foolish Tree

There stands quite a foolish tree In the middle of my back yard, He holds on to dead brown leaves While his friends are majestically sparse.   Though the wind whips and whirls, And January adorns my wall, The tree … Continue reading

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For When You Bury A Dream

Recently, I heard “no” three times in two weeks. Three different people, three different situations. The no’s came with mighty disclaimers of how great I am, how fantastic my work is, how needed my ministry is. But, they were still … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Bones

On a walk up a mountain road today, I stopped near a bench to take in the rumbling river. Lingering for a moment, I tried to soak it all in. On my left, my eye caught subtle movement, and I … Continue reading

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Provision…and Socks

One year ago, it was back to school around here for almost all of us. Two of my kids going to elementary, one to preschool, and me…to my second year of seminary. If you’ve had even one kid in school, … Continue reading

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Warring with Words

I was once in the Army ROTC. If you think I’m an unlikely candidate for soldier, you are absolutely right. It was all because of a wild dare by my college roommate. The next thing I knew, I was in … Continue reading

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