Monthly Archives: February 2012

Love Your Enemies – 2/29/12

Mark 5:44
44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you Continue reading

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Rules – 2/28/12

Rules. We seem obsessed by rules these days. With so many telling us how we ought to think, and so few seeming to care much about anything other than following rules so they can be assured of being right. Somehow doing the right thing, in the right people’s eyes, makes us right and OK. Maybe thinking for ourselves has gotten just a bit too hard. Maybe finding the love behind and beyond the rules seems too weak, too hard to explain. Continue reading

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salt and light – 2/27/12

I take some comfort in seeing myself as very like the ordinary people who were closest to Jesus during his teaching walk with them the last years of his life. And I wonder at how long it took for their relationships to develop, and at the events required to accomplish this. Continue reading

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poor in spirit – 2/26/12

this first beatitude, is a tough one, unless you remember your poor in spirit times, unless you remember your dying to self times, unless you are there, now. These promises are for the journey of walking through death into life. Continue reading

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growing into love – 2/25/12

Sometimes love sees past a confusing gift, to receive it without understanding, just because the loved one has given it. And sometimes such a gift, is just too large for my understanding, and I can only walk it out and let it love me, as I grow into it. Continue reading

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healing what ails you – 2/24/12

Hearing stories and letting them touch me, has been another growing edge. So easy to analyze and hold at arms length, safely distant and admired. There is a place and time for analysis, for reading for information and understanding, a quite important place. Yet the best place, is falling in love with the story, with the realities behind the story and letting it call you further up and deeper in. Continue reading

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and who will listen? – 2/23/12

A large part of my own journey through death into life, is becoming “finding my audience”. I discovered early that I couldn’t predict who would connect with which poem. I tried, but was always wrong, so I gave up the guessing and just put the poems out there (after a good period of writing only for myself), and let the people decide which poem or phrase they found a particular connection with. Continue reading

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