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endings and beginnings – fitting in

Seems like I’m trying to talk myself into seeing God’s “new every morning” thing as a good idea. I can do it for a while, but then I get slightly off track somehow and I get worn out, rather than revitalized by the marvelous newness each day. Seems I can only take new things for so long and then I need to fall back into old comfortable ways for a while and take a break. Continue reading

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endings and beginnings – 1/31/13

I seem to have come to the end of my poems on “the way”.
And that makes room for a new chapter, called “endings and beginnings”. I’ve been reading Walter Brueggemann’s “The Prophetic Imagination” which I’ve enjoyed quite a bit. As I told him in a thank you email,

“In it you keep explaining to me why I write the poems I write. You are putting words and theological connection around why I do what I do, and a bit more about the context these poems are written and read in. I’ve enjoyed the connecting with Moses criticizing and energizing, with the “royal consciousness” of Pharaoh (which I have seen up close and personal working in the corporate tech world). And with the connections with the avoidance of death and having the status quo go on “forever”.

The avoiding death has particularly struck home and in fact has caused me to start a new “chapter” of poems on “endings and beginnings”. I’ve been writing a poem a week for a while, and now seemed to have finished my previous chapter called “the way”. So thanks for the brain push to go deeper in to some of these things. ” Continue reading

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