Tag Archives: Jesus

wild

holding my hands open has never come easy to me. or naturally either. i’ve been suspicious as long as i can remember and i often find myself holding my breath, waiting for the other shoe to drop. i don’t fully … Continue reading

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underneath

” we cannot attain the presence of God.  We’re already totally in the presence of God.  What’s absent is awareness.”                           – Richard Rhor  Everything Belongs do you ever … Continue reading

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gifts

this is that time of year i think a lot about gifts.  giving and getting. i feel much more comfortable in the giving to be honest.  i think it probably has something to do with fear and disillusionment from years … Continue reading

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closets

she kept going back to the bags.                                                                                                    the things we’d removed with cautious sorting.                                                                               it was mostly worthless and unnecessary…stained, out-dated, old stuff.  but she wanted it back. i found myself in a tug-o-war with my mother over every little … Continue reading

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drought

sleep was fitful last night. so many faces running through my mind. so much ache and affliction brought on by living in a fallen world. sickness.  sadness.  selfishness. leaving us ravaged . words like cancer, divorce, depression and death fall … Continue reading

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the question

a Dear John letter to shame… you make me sick, literally.  you are a thief.  you taint and twist.  you poison the well from which we drink. you keep our worth a constant topic of discussion…always up for grabs. so … Continue reading

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stay

for the longest time i’ve been a runner. i’m not talking about the kind of runner that runs for fitness, but the kind that runs for cover. for most of my life, my heart and soul could never see the … Continue reading

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hearing

                                      ” Jesus knows the trauma of being human in a fallen world.  He walked into the darkness, where we cower, where we fight to pretend all is right, where we busy ourselves to avoid hearing, where we frantically grasp … Continue reading

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rescued

the headlines have been hard to ignore lately.  boats, planes and lives lost to the sea.  swallowed up and gone.  and those who are well acquainted with sea faring know that what the ocean claims, she rarely gives back.  it’s … Continue reading

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forgetting

               the problem of pain has been around since mankind entered the scene.  God wasn’t surprised by our affliction…or by the the idols we’d turn to for relief.  He isn’t surprised by our short term memory either.  His mercy toward … Continue reading

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