Tag Archives: Lent

Daggers

Evil talk is our first language. Hardly a minute goes by unless someone is complaining insulting, hating openly. Judgment is our favorite hobby. Word daggers rain from our devices Blazing like wildfires in the minds of millions And we pass … Continue reading

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Chasm

There is a chasm between others and me A chasm of belief, of convictions and hate For if they knew what I believe and I they, There would be little love between us. The bridge between them is prayer. No … Continue reading

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Grace in the Bearing

A song is drifting in my heart One of light and grace A song that tells me to bear my sister’s burden My brother’s burden For in the bearing there is grace. It breaks my heart For I have many … Continue reading

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Interrupt

God is annoying. I have a planner. I have  schedule. God always interrupts it in the most inconvenient of ways. When God sends someone in need, who am I to deny help? When God calls on me to act as … Continue reading

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There

Is God there when you do not feel him? Is Jesus real even if you didn’t meet him in person? Is the Spirit available when she does not seem there? To a believer, these questions seem silly on the surface. … Continue reading

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Knit

My family is small, and close, and knit by blood but I have another family much broader that is bound by the body and the blood. This family is not perfect. What family is? There is much strife and division … Continue reading

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A Small Rebellion

Commands don’t fall on my ears lightly. While I am a compliant creature There is a rebellion that hides within Whispering, gnawing, sabotaging. This rebellion hears commands, commands designed to help, not hinder, intended that I may be a vessel, … Continue reading

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Receipt

What is forgiveness if it doesn’t cost anything? If it doesn’t demand anything? If grace is offered without change demanded it is of no more substance than a swag bag distributed at a weekend gathering a souvenir of a good … Continue reading

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On Saltiness

Of all the flavors of all the world Jesus told us that we are salt. Not to have salt, not to become salt, not even that we have salt but that we are salt. We are salt, and with that … Continue reading

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Fools of the World

The only people who are righteous are the fools of the world. Standing up when you are told to sit down. Sitting down when you are told to stand. Marching when you are told to go home. Speaking when gags … Continue reading

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