Category Archives: Lent

Eagle’s Flight – the dark corner of betrayal – 3/25/17

I have been praying more deeply in my “Room with 12 doors” and have found it to be a useful compass to help me navigate some of my own dark corners. In my meditations, I lifted the hiding blanket over … Continue reading

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endings and beginnings – an ending (but I’ll be back) – 6/24/13

to my poetry email and blog people –

I need to take some time away from my weekly poetry emails / blog postings to put what I’ve got thus far into a book.
It will be a follow up to “Love’s Signatures” which I released in January of 2012, titile yet to be determined. It will include the poems I’ve written since “Love’s Signatures” and sent out via emails and my blog since the previous book. Continue reading

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endings and beginnings – the practice of little deaths – 3/14/13

I’m almost done reading (and marking up) Brueggemann’s, “The Prophetic Imagination”, and I’ve become even more convinced that God’s cycle of life of growth, death, and new life is repeated throughout our lives. And as I practice my little deaths, I find that death is not so much a covering over and forgetting, as it is an acceptance and closure and a re-opening to new life. Continue reading

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Deciding to Trust – 4/12/12

Trust comes in a variety of “flavors”. Some work and some not so much.
And some things I’ve found to be repeatedly trustworthy, even to the point of walking with them, sometimes timidly, well past my comfort zone, where I don’t trust myself.
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Easter – House of the Lord – 4/7/12

In my efforts to “put on Christ”, to put on love, I have a practice of prayer I call “The House of the Lord”. As “Lectio Divina” is the practice of putting yourself in a reading of scripture, “The House of the Lord” is my practice of putting myself in scriptural images to get to know them by experience. I’ve walked this road a number of times, and I invite you to walk it as well, in your own way. Take your time. Be patient with yourself. May you indeed find Life. Continue reading

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Betrayal

shit happens. To me, because of me, around me, to those I love, and those I have only heard of. In small doses and sometimes gigantic missteps with global repercussions. Maundy Thursday, the Last Supper is a day of betrayal, of last words remembered, of deeds done that can’t be reversed. These are rough doorways to walk through when hopes and promises look particularly dim. Continue reading

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The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers – 3/31/12

A good story, that makes the listener take some responsibility for uncovering their own issues in connection to the story, I find more effective than a direct comment telling the other directly what I know to be wrong with them. It turns out, I don’t know what is wrong with them exactly, and need their help to have them uncover what their own motivations might be and what their next steps are.

We need each other on these journey’s we’re on. And sometimes these stories bring us all closer to the conclusion. As did this parable. Continue reading

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