Tag Archives: God

The house with many rooms

“Grief is like living in a house with many rooms, each with a different name: sadness, anger, fear, celebration, remembering, joy, gratitude.  A friend suggested that the key to abiding in this house is to leave the door to each … Continue reading

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2014 was a beautiful and awful year. We lost and almost lost dear friends and family. We worked so long that we felt we couldn’t work any more. We sat happily with good coffee and sunshine and companionship. We loved … Continue reading

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I’m just fixing me

I’m in Seattle after being away a month. I am carrying on a bit of a transient lifestyle these days. Louisville about 40% of the time; Seattle about 5-7 days per month; and various other places around the US filling … Continue reading

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Somewhere deeper we walk through tunnels of wonder inverting the skies   slogging thru cosmic mud then tiptoeing to peer over the edge  into wow!   where is the moon and the southern cross?   where is the whew and the … Continue reading

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Reconciliation and the prophetic voice with 5000 teens

Sweaty, joyous, and intense. What a week it was with over 5,000 Presbyterian senior high students! It might have remained just that if it hadn’t been for the closing worship service. Those three adjectives would have been enough. More than … Continue reading

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I didn’t mean to cry I was just swimming along through Georgia and Jesus and 3000 hummingbirds The blood on the mountains of summer the broken blue sky dripped down my arm with the sweat While we talked such madness such … Continue reading

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A quick visit

My mom came to me yesterday. I told her it was ok if she stayed for a bit this time. She did not. In a few moments, her scent, her presence slipped away as suddenly as it had come. I … Continue reading

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