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Reflection on James 1: 23-24

For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. I’m at the … Continue reading

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Guest post — Todd Jenkins, Savoring

I love to share the poetry of Todd Jenkins … whose blog can be found here. I don’t think I dare write any more! Savoring Sometimes I think punctuation should be electrically charged, to shock us into slowing down, when … Continue reading

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Juan Felipe Herrera visits

Before he visits, I read Juan Felipe with thirty-five new friends, themselves born in twenty-three countries, and his words find my heart. “Look up and see the stars,” he writes, and I have done that especially when my life was … Continue reading

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A Meditation for Lent by Carol Hallman

Traditionally my guest post each week is Thursday and I am including Carol Hallman’s beautiful Lenten meditation today. Her words and stylistically her avoidance of the rigid structure of punctuation invites us, lures us, pulls us in.  Can you feel … Continue reading

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The spiritual practice of complimenting earrings

“I love your earrings,” I say to the clerk at Market Basket – insert Safeway, Wegmans, Winn-Dixie, Shop and Save, Trader Joes – She smiles and we have a very, very small conversation. It is not as invasive as “are … Continue reading

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Thursday Guest Post — three Voices three Poems

Katherine Burgess — a prayer that is so often forgotten Lord, this day I thank you For all those people Who signed their organ donor cards Who made it possible for others To have a better quality of life To … Continue reading

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Summer garden, my response to “Winter Frost”

The purple spikes of blazing star liatris have drawn monarch butterflies into the corner garden of yellow and orange daylilies — horns as wildly various in shape as a jazz band — and mums of burgundy and rust tricked to … Continue reading

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