All Hallows Eve

Abraham asks, “Why are people afraid of skeletons?” “People are afraid to die, Abe.  They don’t like to see the things that remind them that we die.” The colors of fall are a saving grace, a distraction from the chill in the air – they catch the eye and don’t let it go and line

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specks of light

i walked alone. i was outside and headed. the air hit my face with pin pricks of light. i turned and looked, but no. there was no snow. there were no rain drops greying the cement. i felt the tiny reach of these break throughs again and i knew it then. winter is coming. i

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a life of faith in the son of god

sometimes the absolute last thing, the most unappealing thing, is to acknowledge this day isn’t about me. that life is god’s and all history is moving forward to accomplish his purposes. once in a while, i’d like to wake to find that it’s all about me today. that is called feeling sorry for oneself. truth

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it’s all about you today

eleanor has been, let’s say, petulant, these last few days.  truth is, i didn’t know what was wrong.  i was set to pick up the phone and dial that long suffering doctor of ours this morning when i looked past the runny nose and the tear streamed cheeks and i saw a lonely girl. a

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Cicada Summer

*i’ve been writing a story of my own times.  this is an outtake.  an excerpt of thought that isn’t making it in to the pages.  ~ zena As the days grow cool, I remember the buzz clatter hum of the cicadas in the trees that accompanied this summer.  They reminded me of the thin, swaying

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healing on the sabbath

On the day you least expect it, God will break into your religious routines and heal your heart. Always healing on the Sabbath. As if to make a point with his life. I stand opposed to your practices. Outside of your confines people are touched by God’s hands in real time. Comparing us to oxen

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lining our pockets

folded up in my pocket – a treasure.  two five dollar bills and three singles.  this, tucked in and forgotten, so that i don’t even know when i forgot.   today at the park my small girl stands at the bushes loaded with red berries and begins to fill both front pockets of her hoodie.

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