silver day

we went to a wedding this weekend.  the kids cleaned up real spiffy like. our friends married. this man. (purple tie.) and this woman.  (tallest one.) and it was really, really wonderful. joshua was there.  (bearded one.) and i was there. and once in a while, a wedding can stay longer with you. the joy

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invited and i showed up

a fellow writer began a blog that he describes this way ~ “this blog contains stories and statements from people who, despite serious misgivings and/or significant theological departures, refuse to surrender the name “Christian” for one reason or another, or even from those who don’t have serious doubts or theological disagreements, but are weary of

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his kindness in the morning

what makes each day enough? the point and purpose driven sunrise reminds me that people sleep in beds not their own…that rooms are filled with bodies, waiting for a word, good or bad. the house is filled with blessings and all i can think is the tasks or organizing, dusting it off and getting things

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if you follow the link above you’ll end up in ann’s world.  i met her this year.  she is a writer.  she is a mother.  she is a little bit of who i’d like to become.  some time back she started this 1000 gifts and hundreds of people join her in listing a thousand things

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retreason

some days don’t go like i plan.  i’m up north, tucked away in the woods.  i’ve been writing.  yesterday i drove down to the bay for a change of scenery and on the way home i heard that ground down sound of brake pads missing.  no.  no way.  i thought.  but yes.  yes way.  today

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vacation vs. reality

the sunlight fell all over us.  monarchs fluttered between land and water.  children peeked over the edges of menus too big and ordered for themselves.  we’ve been in vacation mode for nearly a month at this point. the light shone through the waters and warmed the sand.  the warmth beat down through the wind and

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thankful.

news rips through, straight to the center and threatens to disassemble every molecule of hope.  sorrow is on a rampage in a community that i hold dear as my own…more so.  what is it to be thankful?  the good of life is easy to enjoy, easy to forget to say thank you for.  we live

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summer so far

time to remember and look into what has been making up our days.  and say thank you.  school is going long this june.  we’ve one more week to go before time is an ocean and grooming hearts towards the true can consume and wash over us like waves. sending a thank you card to father

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forty million dollar wedding

there’s a thread through our story telling of the sacrifice jesus made not to marry.  he gave up a wife and a family.  the last temptation of christ.  but standing in line at cvs waiting for my prescription, i’m reminded that tis not so.  a gossipy tabloid blares the news that royal wedding bells will

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too crowded for the likes of me

hi there. i’ve been writing a lot.  today i sit on my front porch and smell honeysuckle.  there’s a cardinal up there in the tree and he’s singing red.  I’m not sure how long this idea of writing will loom in front of me seductive like a siren song, but it ain’t going away.  i

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