Monthly Archives: October 2013

NOW I WAKE INTO MY DAY (A MORNING PRAYER)

Now I wake into my day I pray the Lord to walk with me along my way. If I from my best plans should stray I pray the Lord shine warmth and light To help me better walk and see.

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NOW GO I FURTHER (a weektime prayer)

Now go I further through my week– Lord, now, again, thy company I seek. . . As I stumble through this maze, I pray you, hold my hand Til I can recollect and then reclaim thy ways.

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GROWING PAINS

Growing pains. . . in a life lived well as far as I can tell they never end. . .

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THE SOUND OF FEELINGS OLD AND DEEP

Feelings old and deep +++++rise up, +++++unbeckoned, +++++and they threaten +++++++++to wreck, +++++++++if they’re not reckoned with. . . So, let them come. . . And hold them well in cup of hands, Show them, know them– they’re important. . … Continue reading

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LIFE LOVED LIVED

Life is to be loved. . . And lived. . . Treated softly with the best kid gloves. . And boxed ferociously with the best darn punch You have to give.

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WHAT LIES BETWEEN THE CRANNIES AND THE NOOKS

Life. . . little pits of dark rot into living pillars. . . those tiny pocking, slinking threats, begun as minutest things that get us at last to see the bigger picture. . . both the brilliance and the stillness … Continue reading

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TOOTH GRITTING DETERMINATION

Tooth gritting determination. Determination that lasts As long as you can grit your teeth. Maybe that has something to do with that Stuff about hell Where there will be gnashing of teeth.

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CHEWING IN THE COOL OCTOBER WIND

Chewing my bright cheerful lunch al fresco. . . Begun on deck in quick noon sun and then slid into shade of tree. . . and staving off the anger fear and grief of coming winter, creating peace amid the … Continue reading

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THE CRUX OF HOW WE STAY UPRIGHT

Our touch, our hands upstretched to heaven and out to others here on earth: the crux of how we stay upright and walk our way of life until we’re ripe for our next birth. . . passed through in solemnity … Continue reading

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MUSINGS ON CHEWING

Jessica Porter, chewing teacher/leader extraordinaire, made the following comment, which got me thinking and writing a little bit in response. Jessica: Did I mention that I love chewing? Well, maybe not the chewing itself, but all the benefits it offer? … Continue reading

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