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Another year gone

  Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in the shadows, unmattering back from the particular island of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere except underfoot, moldering in that black subterranean castle of unobservable mysteries – roots and sealed seeds and the wanderings of […]

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me and mom walking in the snowy woods

See with every turning day

See with every turning day, how each season wants to make a child of you again, wants you to become a seeker after rainfall and birdsong, watch how it weathers you to a testing in the tried and true, tells you with each falling leaf, to leave and slip away, even from the branch that […]

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It may be

I have been feeling that I am no longer sure which way to go. So many plates spinning, so many balls juggling, so many potential paths to follow. Stepping out and hoping to find rock. – Amy Carmichael And my mind is definitely baffled. So I conclude that I must have arrived at a real journey. Another […]

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May Day

I know that many of you will disagree with me, but this is the date upon which I think New Year’s should be celebrated. September is too packed with work and activity, January too dreary. Taxes have yet to be filed. Instead, give me the newness and rebirth and infinite possibility of May 1st and […]

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The bud

For Persis Easter resurrection shouts its message of hope. It says, “I cannot be silenced.” It says, “Even if you say nothing, the rocks will cry out their amazement.” It says, “Something completely unexpected, decadent and defiant, anti-gravitational and extravagant has taken place.” Truly, this day, this story, this unparalleled gift, they all demonstrate one […]

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